Robyn Wolfe's Blog – June 2009 Archive (6)

Yakon cake

Today dug eight holes ready for the Ballerina apples and "Samba" crabapples.
Made a cake, ordinary mixture with eggs, cinnamon and mixed spice, brown sugar and chopped up raw yakon. The interesting thing was the yakon in the cake has turned bright green like angelica and still has the crunchy texture - a bit like apple slightly cooked.

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 25, 2009 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

Happy Matariki!

For my new overseas friends - this is Matariki, the Maori New Year.

As I told the Envirogroup at the local primary school yesterday, a group of stars appears in the month of June just 30 minutes before sunrise. The cluster is called Pleiades. In the olden days the Maori had lookouts appointed waiting for it to appear. Their story is that it is Matariki and her six sisters helping the weakened sun find its way to the south. For three days there is a festival. In the olden times it was the… Continue

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Just dug the third and last plant. Yield - 3,1kg and 5 more plants. Now all the plants are buried under a pile of leaves to protect from frost. I'm putting some of the yakon in a casserole.

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 24, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Mid winter

Spent a lovely sunny afternoon pruning the grapes and raspberry. Not sure of the variety of raspberry but had it for three years and it doesn't run!! Good cropper. Planted some pakchoi. Saw some twitch/couch, put the fork in and hit a stone. Tried again - and again. No stone, - it was frost more than an inch thick. It's not thawing but freezing over again.
Hopefully it's killing the bugs!

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 22, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Promoting Ooooby

Tonight I will be speak at The Woodturners Mid-winter dinner in Putaruru - all about my garden etc. I have printed out some of the flyers to give away. Maybe they will hit fertile 'soil.'

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Chicken manure.

See the two photos...Today I cleared a small patch of bean and pean remains and some old tomato plants and spread chicken manure thickly. It will weather in the next 2/3 months and be ready for corn planting in the spring.

Added by Robyn Wolfe on June 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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