March 29, 2018
Multiple times this week I have said "Just another day in paradise," while working. Phil Collins would be delighted to hear me use his lyrics to express my love for my job and the glorious weather we have had this week. I can't get over how stunning the rolling green hills of Malibu and surrounding areas are. I hate that it only lasts a few weeks, but makes me appreciate it that much more.
Our 'Hike & Harvest' experience was pretty busy this week. Guests were thrilled with all the produce they harvested. Don't worry, there is still plenty left over for tomorrows second Garden Dinner of 2018. Chef Tiffani of 'Uprooted Cooking' will theme out the dinner spectacularly. Our garden manager Ryland will also be baking delicious sourdough bread in a wood fired oven. Feel free to book any upcoming 'Hike & Harvest' tours and 'Saddlerock Garden Dinners' while there is still some availability.
As for the garden, she is looking healthy, lush and happy. I personally didn't get as much work done in the garden this week as hoped, but managed to spend a day sowing more seeds and transplanting plants into pots till they are ready for the garden. I noticed some common pests that like to challenge gardeners & farmers, but thankfully nothing too bad. Most of the carrots were pulled to make room for the new hybrid blackberry plants. The good news is that they will be fruiting by the summer instead of needing to wait a few years for a good harvest.
Current Harvest at Saddlerock = Last of the Oranges, some Loquats, Radishes, Kale, Chard, Collards, Carrots, Microgreens, Lettuce, Turnips, Calendula Flowers, Fava Beans (leaves & flowers), & Herbs.