Preparing for Christmas at Byther Farm (2018)
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Preparing for Christmas at Byther Farm (2018)

Hello, I’m Liz Zorab and this is Byther Farm and today it’s Christmas Eve and I’m going to go and get my vegetables for
Christmas dinner. It’s been a busy few days and I expect it has for everybody in the preparations for whichever winter celebration
you’re doing. I am hoping to get some swedes from this bed and possibly some
carrots. There’s some carrots over here as well, oh they’re looking pretty good. Well, that’s not a terribly big carrot! So those aren’t looking too bad at all. We’ll have those! And a couple more. So these are a yellow variety of carrot, could be ‘Cosmic’. Someone asked me recently why I don’t
give the carrot tops to the chickens and the answer is that they don’t actually like
them. Whenever I’ve given them carrot tops in the past, they’ve just left them.
So I’d rather they went on to the compost heap. Okay, so now I’m looking for
some swedes, I want ones that are a fairly decent size and leave the small
ones behind. I’ve just covered my face compost or soil.
This one is okay, it’s split so it might be a little bit woody but we’ll give that
one a go. Now the leaves from the top of the swede, I will give to the chickens because they love these. Would you like these leaves?
There we go! Good morning ducks. How are you? Now as long as
the veg goes straight from the garden they can be fed to the chickens no
problem at all. So back to looking for some swedes. This whole a bed is filled with swedes but there’s a lot of them are still really
quite small and I can just leave them to grow on over the winter and just come
out and get them on I want them. I’ve done quite a lot of cooking in the last
few days using root vegetables, I’ve done quite a lot of cawl and stews to stock up
the freezer with, so I’ve used a lot of swedes. Well I’ve got my veg for dinner tomorrow
and so, wherever you are in the world and whatever you’ve got planned for the next
couple of days I hope you have a restful and peaceful time. I also hope you’ll
join me again next time!

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60 thoughts on “Preparing for Christmas at Byther Farm (2018)

  1. It is so nice being able to go out to the garden and pick part of your meals. We had smoked sausage, potatoes, and onions for Christmas Eve. The potatoes and onions came from the garden but not last night. Wishing your a Very Merry Christmas. Cynthia

  2. Merry Christmas Liz and Mr J. How lovely to go and get your veg outside your back door, all best Bill Val and little one's

  3. Cracking Christmas jumper Liz !! awesome harvest of veggie's for your dinner ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„โ›„ Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year !!โ›„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

  4. Nice harvest Liz, Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you and Mr J and family, Take care

  5. Very jealous you are not frozen and under snow. Great growing Liz. Sweads are turnips right? When you said as long as the tops go straight to the chickens there is no problem, is that because of laws against feeding kitchen scraps to animals?

  6. Happy Christmas, Liz! When do you usually plant your Swede? We are planning to grow them for the first time this year.

  7. Merry Christmas to you all! ๐ŸŽ„ Love the sweater, omg, look at your lush winter garden and your happy little birds ๐ŸŽ„

  8. Beautiful carrots and swedes are they what we call turnips here in the states? Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas Liz

  9. Hi Liz, Merry Christmas, sitting here with my Mum and we just watched your video together. We loved your top with the robins. Jealous over your carrots. Love to you and Mr J and Monty๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Today is Christmas and it is evening and I just sat down to enjoy my videos.Here's wishing you and Mr J a Very Joyful holiday. On your video you were picking carrots and swedes. I am unfamiliar with these. Are they beets or turnips?

  11. Merry Christmas, Liz and Mr. J! Your garden still looks wonderful! The hurricane took what was left of mine. Enjoy your holiday and thank you for all your hard work!

  12. Liz, my curiosity got the best of me. I had to go Google โ€œSwedeโ€ to find the US equivalent. We call them โ€œrutabagaโ€ here. Not as popular as the turnip but still very common in the Deep South.

  13. So lovely to be able to crop the vege from the garden for your own Christmas Dinner. I aim to do that next year, thanks for your inspiration, Liz. Really enjoing your editing on the videos. It's clever how you do the walk and talk from a distance. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  14. Seasons Greeting from Manitoba. We are off to Saskatchewan for dinner with my parents, who are 86 & 82. There will be about sixty of us. My parents still live in our family farmhouse.

  15. Merry Christmas! Iโ€™m trying to remember what Swedes are… I think maybe you said rutabaga. Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™ve ever eaten rutabaga. Maybe I should grow some next year.

  16. Thanks for that, how nice to be able to pick fresh vegetables from the garden for Christmas! Anything we eat from the garden this time of year is stored or preserved!

    Take care

  17. Merry Christmas! your vegetable plot looks amazing! we have been under snow since Halloween here! !
    Wishing you all the best and looking forward to watching all the great videos in 2019!

  18. I'm liking your artistic effects in your videos the last month or so. The on-person microphone is really making for neat walking effects, and the zooming for artistic flair is neat!

  19. Lively video Liz! Just catching up on a few weeks worth of everyoneโ€™s videos. Hope you had a great Christmas and I hope 2019 is a happy and healthy one for you xx

  20. My first school dinner had Swede on it and my mother, a wonderful cook, wouln't touch them. White Turnip however are really peppery and super in a casserole. However I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I'm not too late to wish you a Happy and Fruitfull New Year.

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