Last week’s dragons were older and best eaten shucked. This week’s dragons are younger and best steamed and eaten whole. Because of the heat, I think steaming them and then serving them chilled withi a little basil would be easy and satisfying. Squeeze a little lime, add a dash of salt; maybe a crush garlic glove and a splash of California olive oil.
In light of our ongoing agricultural theft issues, we have decided to cut down some of our lime trees to make another row crop area that is easier to defend. So by September, we should be abandoning Garden X and Baby X which is the furthest away from the center of our farm and concentrating on our soon to be named new row crop garden next to the chickens.
It’s always a tough thing for me to cut ANY tree down, and I pretty much had to leave the farm as the chain saws were going. But I know that there’s no sense in working so hard at growing stuff that I can’t get in my CSA boxes because of theft. We’re figuring out costs this week to install security fencing and razor wire. We’ll probably do a combination of chain link, electrical and razor with some motion detection thrown in for the heck of it.