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!