Did ya’ll have fun? Thanks to all who entered the contest! As to guessing how much the table of squash weighed… some of you, er, one of you was dead on! And two others came purty durn close to the final squash tally.
The total poundage for the stockpile of squash on this here table is….. 475#
The envelope…Drum roll, please…..
And the winner is:
Congrats, your guess was spot on!
We also have two runner up winners:
All ya’ll will be getting a 2012 Little Homestead in the City Calendar. We are expecting the shipment to arrive any day now. Hope you guys enjoy the calendar!
Urban Bee Update
The hives are loaded with honey; but we have seen some hive beetles running around. So, we have to set up some traps. Plus, we have spotted a few varroa mites around, so the guys dusted the hives with some powdered sugar.
We had film crew here for a couple of days this month and we’ll keep the readers posted when the piece will air.
Transitioning the garden from summer to fall. Peas, greens, lettuce, root crops and more! Whether we like it or not, another flush of squash is coming it. Help!
Only three more months left in 2011. Fall in So Cal means not only the traditional pumpkin harvest but also tropical treats start to ripen, such as pineapple and strawberry guavas. A farming friend of ours brought us boxes of organic jujubes from his place – come and get them at the Front Porch Farm Stand (open Sun – Fri 10 am – 6 pm). Not to mention that you can also take a few squashes off our hands – I beg you!
The guys finally finished putting the compost in barrels – they still have to screen it, though. Plus, we also finished putting up 2 new smaller compost bins to replace the one giant pile. It should be easier to manage this way since we are running out of space. Now, if only we can find a place to put all of the finished compost…. sigh.
Stocking Up n’ Organizing
We also have been busy updating our online store. We apologize for the glitches which now should be fixed. Let us know if there are any problems! Stay tuned for a list of new items that we are now carrying
This month was pretty pathetic on the canning up front. I am ashamed to even admit that I didn’t put up one jar, not one! Been so busy I just couldn’t clear out a day or two to get down to canning. Now there are no excuses since all that “summer” harvest is finally coming in. Not putting if off any more. No, sireee.
Note to self: I have to make some time for canning. Maybe the upcoming canning workshops Sis & I will be hosting will give me a much needed final push.
But good news is we did some major organizing of our seeds and emergency supplies (like first aid, water, survival and camping equipment, etc.) that we have stored in the garage.
Well, that’s about the run down of happenings here on the homestead. Now to last month’s tally!
September Harvest Tally
892 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)
Eggs 102 (Duck) 43 (Chicken)
0 Jars “Put Up” Dear me, that’s just downright pathetic.
2011 Year to Date
4,273 lbs Produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)
Eggs 958 (Duck) 458 (Chicken)
405 Jars “Put Up”