Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sour cabbage

Finally we harvested the cabbages and pickled them. They were HUGE! but -most shredded - we could fit all in the pickling barrel.
I use the same formula as for cucumbers. Just salt, spices and herbs. It will take a few weeks for it to go through the fermentation process before it will be ready to eat as it is or used in cooking.
Otherwise last week was like all the others. Work, changing weather, work and some more work :-) It's nice being out in the vineyard. The grapes finished flowering, set the fruit nicely, now they just need sunshine and a bit of warmth to grow. We have plenty of water in the ground, they'll be OK even if will not rain for a month.
I've finished arranging them all under the 3-rd foliage wire, Paul slashed the grass between the rows and he's preparing to spray today, if the wind stops.
The hay is cut. We had 300 bales. We'll sell most of it because the 11 head of cattle doesn't need this much for winter. ( YES, we have a new calf :-) Another brown teddy-bear, this time to Ili, who is the smaller one of the twins.)

1 comment:

KittyMeow said...

Yuuuummm All that cabbage!! Save some for when I next come down! :-)