We have had hectic rain in the past week - a total of 180mm (+/- 7 inches) to be precise. But, all that prolonged overcast, wet weather put a serious dint in our solar power storage. Luxuries like blogging fell by the wayside, as power for the fridge and lights took preference.
Before the wet weather set in I had managed to harvest the last of our broad beans for 2012.
In anticipation of the hectic windy conditions I had them growing in all sorts of places - like next to conifers. That actually worked well... :)
|Broad beans being supported by|
|They climbed up inside the conifers|
branches, and made the harvesting
of the beans much easier LOL
|The wind managed to have it's way with this lot though|
|Mice and slug holes - ah well, guess that's the|
tithe taken care of.
|Broad bean infection?|
|Sun dried broad beans|
I roped MKid in to help with the harvesting and shelling.
|A small portion of our broad bean harvest this year|
|MKid was such a help - and he loved the chore :)|
|Scallywag - picking out the broad bean shells in|
preference to the proper dog food.
At least I don't have to add the cooked shells to my compost heap anymore - I always hesitate throwing something cooked into the compost - now I don't need to.