Among the things we planted this spring and last fall in the new fields are Dwarf Essex Rape and a type of kale. These make excellent fast growing forages. This time of year the pigs eat the leaves but are leaving the roots alone so the plants keep putting up new leaves as shown in this photo.
Some of the rape has already flowered. I’m hoping it will go to seed and become established as a self-seeding annual. I saw lots of these as I made my field walk yesterday. I feel blessed to have a life that lets me walk out and about on such glorious days.
Outdoors: 65°F/46°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Luck is the excuse of the unprepared.