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!
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 :-)