I haven’t posted much this last week because we felt daily happenings on the urban homestead were insignificant compared to the misery that many are going through. As the days go by the situation is slowly regaining control and that helps lifts our spirits a tiny bit.
Avocados are what’s for dinner (lunch) these days on the homestead. Enjoying these nutty treats while we can through their short ripening season.
The pepper harvest this year is better than ever. I remember a time nearly 10 years ago planting bell peppers in the garden and not getting any peppers (or course hot and banana pepper were no trouble at all). After a couple of years of minuscule harvests it was determined that we couldn’t grow bell peppers worth a lick! But, happy to say, each year on the bell pepper crop has been getting better as we get smarter and the soil improves.
Wish I could say the same for the tomato crop, every year is different like a roll of the dice. We really can’t measure on year against the next. One factor is that we are growing heirlooms and they are more susceptible to diseases. If instead we grew hybrids I think we could have a better yearly comparison. Lots of eggplant coming in and second crop of tomatoes. So we are eating well from the earth’s bountiful blessings.
We’ll be heading up north again for a couple days to attend a green conference put on by the Sierra Club. Postings will be suspended until we get back next week. In the meantime, please take time to share with reader’s on the message board and the new travel guide – an online resource center for fellow travelers.