HARVEST UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2011

With only a few weeks left till spring, winter isn’t over with us just yet.

After pretty dry & rather warm start to 2011, February ended with a few cold snaps and storms blowing in.    The last storm dumped over 2 inches of rain and brought snow to some parts of LA!  We did get a bit of slushy, mushy “hail like” stuff for a minute.  The mountains that form the dramatic backdrop to the LA basin were covered in snow and that was a majestic sight to behold.

The last few nights have been cold (26 degrees at “Lettuce Level”)  but so far all the greens and vegetables under the row covers are doing just fine.    Since the stone fruits flowered so early we a bit worried that the recent rains and cold will have an affected on the crop this year.   Not only affecting the flowering but the pollination.

This years eats are at the mercy of the weather so we are hoping for a good year and bountiful harvest

February 2011 Harvest Totals

Produce: 118 lbs

Eggs:  38 Chicken    127 Duck

Year to Date Tally

Produce: 411 lbs

Eggs: 46 Chicken    185 Duck

Comments(13)

  1. elaine says:

    It looks like your chickens have started to lay eggs again. Do you think their egg production will ever catch up or exceed the ducks egg production? I always thought chickens would be better egg producers. Is that true or not? I have another question regarding my green bell pepper plant. It has 8 baby bell pepper growing on it and it is in a pot outside. With this cold and crazy weather do you thing they will ever get to even medium size? Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

  2. Dody says:

    It seems ducks lay best in winter!

  3. Johanna says:

    I’m a new comer, and boy am i ever glad. My neighbors told me about the pathvto freedom and I came right in and looked you all up! Even better than i’d hoped for.
    I’ve never gardened before but have a Hugh desire to start…
    I only have a small spot at the moment and its covered with ice plants.
    Other than clearing them out, what is my first step?
    Sincerely, johanna

  4. julia! says:

    Boy the duckies are busy!!!! xo

  5. Wendy Allison-Barnes says:

    I am enjoying your site tremendously! As spring approaches I am planning my garden already! We don’t live in a 4 season growing location, so I am hoping that my garden does well this year.

    Thank you for all that you do! It is impressive! I have learned so much!

  6. Fay baudains says:

    It continually impresses and inspires me to read your blog regardless
    Of what mother nature throws at you the garden keeps producing
    We are growing tromboncino squash this year thanks to your wonderful
    Photos . I only hope they turn out half as successful as yours
    Always looking forward to the next post Fay from Western Australia

  7. Anais says:

    @Josephine: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was bought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about Victory Gardens for a post used on this Little Homestead in the City site and our sister site Freedom Gardens. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a timeline and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry. See http://freedomgardens.org/abou…..movements/

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.
    Although, the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction & there is always room for improvement so I hope strive to be more careful making sure I check for omissions, etc in the future.

    Thank you allowing me to correct this mistake.

    Anais Dervaes

  8. Anais says:

    @SPsGhost: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was bought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about Victory Gardens for a post used on this Little Homestead in the City site and our sister site Freedom Gardens. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a timeline and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry. See http://freedomgardens.org/abou…..movements/

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.
    Although, the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction & there is always room for improvement so I hope strive to be more careful making sure I check for omissions, etc in the future.

    Thank you allowing me to correct this mistake.

    Anais Dervaes

  9. Anais says:

    @Christine: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was bought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about Victory Gardens for a post used on this Little Homestead in the City site and our sister site Freedom Gardens. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a timeline and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry. See http://freedomgardens.org/abou…..movements/

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.
    Although, the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction & there is always room for improvement so I hope strive to be more careful making sure I check for omissions, etc in the future.

    Thank you allowing me to correct this mistake.

    Anais Dervaes

  10. Anais says:

    @Mark W.: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was bought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about Victory Gardens for a post used on this Little Homestead in the City site and our sister site Freedom Gardens. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a timeline and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry. See http://freedomgardens.org/abou…..movements/

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.
    Although, the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction & there is always room for improvement so I hope strive to be more careful making sure I check for omissions, etc in the future.

    Thank you allowing me to correct this mistake.

    Anais Dervaes

  11. Anais says:

    @Renee: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was bought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about Victory Gardens for a post used on this Little Homestead in the City site and our sister site Freedom Gardens. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a timeline and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry. See http://freedomgardens.org/abou…..movements/

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.
    Although, the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction & there is always room for improvement so I hope strive to be more careful making sure I check for omissions, etc in the future.

    Thank you allowing me to correct this mistake.

    Anais Dervaes

  12. Anais says:

    @SPsGhost: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was brought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about “Victory Gardens” for a post used on this( Little Homestead in the City) site and our sister site FreedomGardens.org. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a time-line and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). See http://freedomgardens.org/about-2/history-of-garden-movements/ Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry and do apologize.

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.

    Although the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction and there is always room for improvement. So I hope to strive to be more careful, making sure I check for omissions, etc., in the future.

    Thank you for allowing me the chance to correct my mistake.

  13. Anais says:

    @Christine: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was brought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about “Victory Gardens” for a post used on this( Little Homestead in the City) site and our sister site FreedomGardens.org. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a time-line and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). See http://freedomgardens.org/about-2/history-of-garden-movements/ Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry and do apologize.

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.

    Although the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction and there is always room for improvement. So I hope to strive to be more careful, making sure I check for omissions, etc., in the future.

    Thank you for allowing me the chance to correct my mistake.

  14. Anais says:

    @Renee: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was brought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about “Victory Gardens” for a post used on this( Little Homestead in the City) site and our sister site FreedomGardens.org. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a time-line and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). See http://freedomgardens.org/about-2/history-of-garden-movements/ Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry and do apologize.

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.

    Although the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction and there is always room for improvement. So I hope to strive to be more careful, making sure I check for omissions, etc., in the future.

    Thank you for allowing me the chance to correct my mistake.

  15. Anais says:

    @Josephine: These last few weeks, the blogosphere and certain media outlets have been full of unfounded and false reports that have led to a smear campaign against members of our family. Unfortunately, there is much published misinformation, but one valid point was brought to my attention.

    Back in 2008, I did some research about “Victory Gardens” for a post used on this( Little Homestead in the City) site and our sister site FreedomGardens.org. I used three sources, citing two but omitting to credit one of the paragraphs (the content was that of a time-line and it was never my intention to claim these words as my own). See http://freedomgardens.org/about-2/history-of-garden-movements/ Yet a mistake was made and for that I am sorry and do apologize.

    Right after the error was pointed out last week, I edited the post by adding the proper quotation formatting and source citation. I appreciated the chance to correct my mistake and rectify the inadvertent oversight.

    Although the oversight was not brought to my attention in a private and direct manner, correction is correction and there is always room for improvement. So I hope to strive to be more careful, making sure I check for omissions, etc., in the future.

    Thank you for allowing me the chance to correct my mistake.

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