Monday, January 7, 2013

Harvest Monday 1.7.13

New Year... New Harvest Monday! LOL.

OK well - Same Harvest Monday's, just a new year to start them in...So far I'm not sure if I'm going to do the harvest tally this year. It's really hard for me to keep track of with everything else. I mean it's great to keep track but so often I forget to do entries and I don't have a great system for entering them in late so then some things get left off all together or I have to estimate which I don't like doing. At any rate. I do typically put the amounts in my posts so that will make it easy go back until I make up my mind. But for now -

The pecan insanity has began. So far I have cleaned about 10 pounds of pecans. They are ready for drying and vacuum sealing. I am ready to scream. It is always hard to lose my kitchen to the pecan insanity. Hopefully it will be over by next weekend. We started with about 50 pounds of pecans (in the shell) It is always interesting to see what hard work does and how much 'meat' we end up with from the nuts in the end.

Blogger won't let me upload any pictures form my computer today unfortunately so you will just have to take my word for it I suppose.

I also harvested 2 pounds and change of zucchini a beautiful ripe tomato and about 10 pounds of oranges. MMMMmmmm.

I need to harvest my baby greens and also whatever the big greens are in the garden because they are getting unruly. But, I don't know what kind of greens they are Mustard's? No idea? Hopefully I can upload sometime this week and you all can give me an idea of what you think they are. LOL. It and the lettuce and zucchini are all that is left in the garden. The tomatoes are in the pots on the porch, and don't have a lot longer either. It's all OK though I have to start on the overhaul of the planters really soon in order to be ready for the spring planting in late February. :-) Time to start getting serious about how to raise those (some, not all) beds to a comfortable sitting height and do it right. With my back I need to make them easier to access for myself. Besides it will help keep the kids and the chickens out!

I'm terribly sorry about my extended absence but we went off to the property in Alabama for a few weeks and got a ton of work done. We brought back 60 pounds of harvested venison burger and another 40 pounds of sausage and steak. Not to mention what we gave to my brother. It's great to know when the work is done it pays for itself that way. Our freezer is full for the year, and if we are lucky enough this spring to also harvest a hog we will be set for meat except for chicken. I make friends with my chickens and I just can't do that. LOL. But I do get plenty of eggs!

Thanks Daphne for always hosting harvest Monday. You are such a doll for bringing us together week after week.

See you all soon!



  1. I am so envious of your pecans. I am drooling over your harvest, my garden is completely covered with snow and I am sure the ground is solidly frozen.
    I gave up on harvest tally as I keep forgetting to weigh, and when friends and neighbour come to the garden to harvest, those never get weigh, so I decided it is pointless.

  2. I would love to have pecans to deal with! Sorry blogger is being a pain with the pictures. I had to laugh on the mystery greens though.... in my garden mystery greens usually turn out to just be a weed! LOL!

  3. Wow, I'd love to see what 50 pounds of pecans look like, sounds awesome... and exhausting!