Drum roll please…..

The 2011 harvest “weigh in” is in!   We  also have THREE winners who will receive a Little Homestead in the City Calendar (btw these beautiful calendars are NOW on SALE and we only have a FEW left in stock! )

1. 5,739 guessed by Mari

2.  5,698 guessed by Weekend Homesteader

3. 5,765 guess by Kim

Congrats!  Y’all were pretty near the mark!   Please email ( us your snail mail address – thanks!

Although we didn’t top our 3 ton 6,000 lbs from our 1/10 acre, we were pretty durn close and are continually blessed to have such a productive harvest in such a small space.

Looking forward to another growing season in 2012 and are hard at work this winter season tweaking the garden to hopefully make it MORE productive.  While we bask in the glorious sunshine with temps hoovering at a warm 88 degrees we are taking this opportunity to “make hay while the sun shines.”

December Harvest Tally

327 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)

Eggs  86 (Duck)  16 (Chicken)

20  Jars “Put Up”

2011 Finally Tally

5,725 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)

Eggs 1236 (Duck)  522 (Chicken)

659  Jars “Put Up”

Here’s to a BOUNTIFUL 2012!   Happy growing everyone!


  1. C. Bruce Long says:

    Pretty much amazing! You guys definitely go in my hero catagory! I really like what you are doing. I know it’s a lot of work, just from working our little garden, but lots of fun and rewarding. I can’t have the critters because of city ordinances, but I could have a 66X66 garden. I’d like to know more how you actually pull it off.

  2. Nebraska Dave says:

    Anais, that was a fantastic year considering the weather. This year of 2012 I suspect will be a very productive year. I don’t know why just an old farmer feeling in my bones. We are still getting warm weather here. Tomorrow middle 50s and the next day could top 60. Are you kidding? Sixties in January in Nebraska? I’m not sure how this will affect the spring gardening. I should have put up a hoop cover over a couple beds and grown cool weather crops. There’s only been about three inches of snow that promptly melted and a couple rains after that. The moisture level is about where it should be for this time of year so maybe will be good in the spring.

    Have a great day in the 88 degree weather. :0)

  3. The Weekend Homesteader says:

    Yeah, I won! I rarely win anything, so I’m stoked. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I don’t often comment, but I’m a daily reader. I emailed you already! Thanks again!

  4. Heather :) :) :) says:

    Wow, I’m really impressed. Even if it didn’t match your highest goal in the past, that’s still really impressive for sure!!!! Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 😉

  5. Brenda says:


    Congradulations and thanks for your wonderful website/blog. It provides inspiration year round. I can hardly wait for those spring pictures.

    Question for you: I was wondering how the fish are doing? I have a BIL who’s thinking of going into Aquaponics.


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