Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Big turnips

Big turnips... I got 'em.

That's one big turnip. 

Even tho I didn't do a great job of thinning them - this project has still worked out.

The turnips situation has been working out very well. Remember that I planted them late in the summer for several reasons. First, I knew I wanted to improve the soil - turnips do a great job of that. Next, I could use them for fodder for the pigz. Last, I just love turnips! They are particularly good after a frost.


The last several mornings the dogs and I have gone and picked a bucket of huge turnips and then thrown them at the pigz. Everyone is happy.

Happy Saturday, everyone, are you still picking turnips?


6 comments:

David said...

Holy moly! Nice work.

Vera said...

Wow but your pigs are getting big. Plenty of bacon on them, of that I am sure!

Onevikinggirl said...

Turnip mash! A few potatoes, turnips, boil 'em, mash 'em, add some milk and butter, spice with cloves and piemento, eat it with mustard and pork. Yum!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

thanks Dave!

Vera we cannot WAIT for pigz. but gosh the forecast is all 50* so they might be really really big by the time we can butcher!

OneVG! yes! I love turnips-as-mashed.. i'll have to try with your spice combo. now just for some fresh pork! *looks at pigz....*

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

I love turnips sliced raw with a little salt....

Cottontail Farm said...

Can you use turnips for chicken fodder too? Will the eat them? I plant them sometimes but never really know what to do but roast them. Cloves and pimento sound amazing!

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