Oh, dear, I haven’t been quite the good blogger lately since I’ve been occupying the kitchen! Yep, folks, I’m back in the canning grove again putting up jams, squash pickles, tomato sauces and more as we harvest the last round of the summer crops. Better late than never. Thanks to our cooler than normal summer, the bumper harvest never really came it all at once… sorta trickled. Still trickling… harvested a couple of cucumbers, more tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Oh, yeah, more squash too!
The fall plantings, mostly greens, are off to a slow start. The brassicas, however, look beautiful but everything else seems to be growing really slowly. Don’t know if that has something to do with the roller coaster hot/cold weather pattern we’ve been having lately. The good news is some rain is on the way before the end of the week!
Been busy with other things like helping a dear friend who’s in a convalescent home – visiting her, doing errands, etc. The guys are hard at work in the garden and building a cart with shelves for the front porch farm stand to help display the produce and products better. Can’t wait! There’s so much going on that it’s all in a jumble…. it’ll take me awhile to file and categorize. *grin* Stay tuned…
Happy fall, ya’ll!
October Harvest Tally
573 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)
Eggs 186 (Duck) 28 (Chicken)
149 Jars “Put Up”
2011 Year to Date
4,846 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)
Eggs 1044 (Duck) 486 (Chicken)
554 Jars “Put Up”