Monday, July 30, 2012

Harvest Monday. 7.30.2012

This July has been the worst yet for me on record. Of course, my record is fairly short. But this week things are finally picking up again.

There have been long beans, rice peas, mulberries, a strawberry here or there (for the chickens as they are seedy and kind of tart now) a pomegranate, some peanuts that ended up getting pulled when I pulled the marigolds last week, and a few other assorted things here and there... I didn't get a lot of pictures, but I did get a few. :-)

Peanuts, pomegranate, mulberries, an overgrown cucumber (was still good, btw)
a load of peppermint, rice peas,


and lady peas as well - these were delicious!

My gals. the little fluff butts. We got the first eggs this weekend. My what a raucous! You'd have thought the world was coming to an end. Sheesh. I'm afraid the chicken sharing with the neighbor will be coming to an abrupt end very soon. There is no way the HOA will put up with this. :-( It makes me sad.

This proud young lady is definitely the owner of one of the little eggs. Can't you tell? That  waddle looks like it's on fire! LOL

My son is showing off his bounty and contribution to the harvest this week. He and my husband went out with some friends... and my, oh my, did they contribute...


So, while i"m busy eating, Y'all have fun.
Linking in with Daphne's Dandelions. Don't forget to stop by her place and see all the wonderful things that everyone is harvesting from all over the world!

'Till next time!



  1. Those peanuts are the coolest! How are the lady peas to shell? I have fallen in love with Southern peas and want to grow another type next year. I want one that is easy to shell so my 3 year old will be able to help.

  2. The ones that had bulged were pretty easy. But really- the ones begining to dry practically popped out of their shell! I don't like letting them dry all the way because of the bugs, so as they start to turn at all they are perfect to me. If bugs aren't a problem they will almost shell themselves. LOL. Have you tried zipper creams?

  3. Oh I'd love to take all that fish! We eat alot of seafood so I can only wish to have a place to go fishing.

  4. Peanuts - how cool! Are they hard to grow?

  5. Two of our hens started laying this past week, and it clearly was a distressing event for them. They expressed their chickeny dismay at top volume.

    We don't see pomegranates until much later in teh fall, here in Northern California. Quite impressive to see yours.

  6. Peanuts and pomegranates! Wow. I have tried twice to grow pomegranates from seeds. So far no luck. I will try again when the weather cools. It's 100 degrees in the shade in my back yard (Mobile, Alabama) today.

  7. Well, the fish and beautiful chickens should make up for your disappointment! They sure are pretty!

  8. Rice peas, a first for me, is it a shelling peas? Do the guys clean the fish also?

  9. I love chicken butts... so fun and yes, they like to announce to the world that they have accomplished an amazing thing - laid an egg! Great fish harvest this week!

  10. Have you ever had boiled peanuts? Boil in salty water, and nom!!!

    What kind of fish? They look so yummy.

    I want chickens, but we like to travel and it's hard enough making sure somebody can take care of our dogs.

  11. what I find really funny is sometimes my rooster sounds just like a hen that's laid an egg! Hope you don't have trouble with your HOA!