October 22, 2012 - Harvest Monday and a New Arrival!

My goodness, I've suddenly gone into my winter mode!  No more early to rise, I'm enjoying sleeping in on these cool and cloudy mornings.

Harvests this week were meager, but look over there on my sidebar  ->  ->

1008.53 pounds!  Not quite a record, 2009's harvest of 1070 still holds that one, but any time I can reach 1000 pounds I'm a happy Granny.  The total will go up a bit more for the year, as there are still carrots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and (maybe) peas in the garden.


There was only one harvest day this week.  The last picking of pole beans gave us 17.5 ounces, which was enough for our dinner and leftovers for the dogs.  Annie and Otto love green beans, so luckily the freezer has been filled with this year's bean harvest.  More than a pound of strawberries found their way into shortcakes, tomatoes are ripening on the counter to be used right away and last week's tomatoes have been turned into three cups of sauce and frozen.  I think the butternut squash, which weighed in at over 6 pounds, might be ripe enough to bake and not have to be used in pumpkin recipes.  There are still two small ones in the garden that are never going to ripen, and I've yet to decide whether to fool with them or just toss them into the compost.  Those *pumpkin* pies have been awfully good (we've eaten three 9" pies this past month *cough, cough*), so I'm tempted to whip up another batch of pie filling for the freezer.


This naughty carrot wouldn't stop watching me!


Harvest for the Week of  10/15 - 10/21

Total for the week - 11.47 pounds
Total for the year - 1008.53 pounds

Daphne's Dandelions is the host for Harvest Monday, where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. Please visit her blog and leave a link, so we can enjoy your harvest photos!
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There has been a new arrival at Little Acres Cottage!  

She's orphaned, about four days old, and rescued from a flooded field.  She hasn't yet been named, so Jacqui would like everyone to make suggestions on what to name the new baby.  Of course, I suggested Annie's Granny's Nanny  (Annie for short), because I'm shallow that way  ;-)  She joins last week's rescued orphans, Shikamaru and Chanel.  I've appointed myself Chanel's Fairy Godmother.  I wish there wasn't an ocean between us, I'd love to spoil her in person  :-)






32 comments:

  1. Three pies! I need more pie. Though the cookies I've been eating have been good. Though I'm thinking maybe one more strawberry rhubarb crisp before the rhubarb dies back. I need to keep that one plant under control and I think harvesting before winter would be a good way to do it. That will teach it to grow four feet tall.

    And you have to stop wearing those short dresses into the garden Granny!

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    1. LOL, Daphne! It's getting pretty bad when the carrots get excited.

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  2. congrats on breaking 1000 i am very envious!

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. P. If my season was as short as yours I'd probably have only half that amount.

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  3. Holy Schmoley! What a huge amount of food you've produced.

    And what a cute kid!

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    1. Lisa and Robb, thanks to the good potato and squash harvests! My other 1000+ year was because I grew heavy pumpkins :-)

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  4. 3 pies? You're gonna get fat if you keep that up! Just kidding--you're too much of a human dynamo---doing so much. I guess it's just ME that gets fat from pies (and cookies!)

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    1. Sue, actually, if we count the lemon meringue, it was FOUR pies. Over the summer, I lost 6 of the ten pounds that needed to go. In just one month I found four of them :-(

      I think I'll go make some donuts.

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    2. And I'll be right there with ya eating them---in spirit. You go, crazy gal!
      :D

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  5. I saw that adorable little goat and almost forgot to comment! Amazing that you harvested 1008.53 lbs so far this year! Our Coco likes green beans too. Along with almost all the veggies! You work too hard to get fat eating those pies! My hubby would love me if I would make him some pumpking pies! I am not fond of them thankfully! How in the world can I make my blog word verification free? Ejoy more pies! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, up at the top of your blog, click on "design". Then scroll down on the left side of the page to "settings", then on "comments". Under Comments you will see "show word verification ?" select "no". I would also check "always" after "comment moderation?" and be sure to enter your email address so you can be notified when someone leaves a comment.

      If you go to http://littleacrescottage.blogspot.com/2012/10/bottle-feeding-time.html you can see the babies being bottle fed. Notice at the very end, where the cat and the baby goat are nose to nose....they are the same size! I can't imagine that perfect little creature being that small :-)

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    2. Thank you! I think my hubby got it off for me. Nancy

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  6. Congratulations on reaching 1000 pounds! I knew you would do it!! I am heading over to Little Acres Cottage now to catch up on the new addition.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. Did you see the video of the animals that she posted yesterday? Soooo precious!

      http://littleacrescottage.blogspot.com/2012/10/bottle-feeding-time.html

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    2. Yes, and I giggled all the way through. How cute!

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  7. ONE. THOUSAND. POUNDS. That's very impressive. Congrats!

    The carrot just about made me spit water all over my monitor. Isn't Mother Nature funny? Or is that Father Nature? LOL!

    That baby is freakin adorable. I'll head over to the blog now!

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    1. 1st. Man, I think it must be Father Nature, or else Mother has a heck of a sense of humor!

      Did you see the recent blog post at http://littleacrescottage.blogspot.com/2012/10/bottle-feeding-time.html and notice the last frames where you can see just how tiny those goats are...same size as the cat!

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  8. You need to stop flirting with the carrots. Or is that why you are so successful with them?! I just thought it was your nifty homemade seed tapes. ;)

    Congratulations on breaking the half ton mark! Well done. :D

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    1. Kitsap, isn't that naughty carrot a hoot? I just couldn't resist taking a photo.

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  9. Congrats on hitting the 1000 lb mark! I won't get there this year, but we've had plenty to eat. Your potatoes may have 'eyes' for you, but I think that carrot has other ideas! ;-)

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    1. LOL, Dave, that carrot just kept staring at me. I guess I haven't lost my charms ;-)

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  10. Yay, you did it! Over 1000 pounds is amazing! And all of those pounds have looked wonderfully good too. You are a gardener extraordinaire!

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    1. OMG, I wish I'd known! I would have begged for photos! I only have one address, other than districts, sub districts and parishes. I have a photo of Grandfather taken abt 1890, when he was 3 years old, "Melancthan Moore 'Late Walter Hudson', Grosvenor Studio; 21 White Rock Place, Hastings". Census records (1891)have him born in Ifield or (1901) Crawley.

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  12. lol I had one of those naughty carrots this year as well Granny, but you must be doing something really right seeing as how yours was a lot bigger than mine ;)

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    1. Haha, Gaby! Daphne says it's the short dresses I wear to the garden, but I don't wear dresses. Sometimes I garden in my pajamas though *grin*

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  13. Granny's garden has gone X-rated! Congratulations on the poundage,though -- great year.

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    1. Stefaneener, every year I get a few X-rated carrots, but that's probably the X-rated-est one I'd ever seen, LOL!

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  14. Congratulations! Why did you ever doubt yourself? I knew you'd make it. You're the best.

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  15. laughed out loud for real in the dark, in the middle of the night catching up on your blog posts. OMG too funny! Love the carrot, love the baby, and the 1000 pounds....I totally believe it after all the work you put in this year! SO cool. Next year you should tally up how many pounds go to the family (outside of your own needs) and see what that comes to and how GREAT you are at feeding your grownup kids and grands whole organic veggies! You're a rockin' granny! still crackin up at that carrot! Wondered what happened to it after you photo'd it. How do you peel that carrot? heheheheheh

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    1. Amy, I let Annie eat the naughty carrot. I just couldn't bring myself to cut off its, uh....appendage. LOL!

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