September 9, 2013
Last week we harvested the last cantaloupe 😦 No more fresh garden fruit until next year…but I am hoping to have strawberries in the Spring so I am looking forward to that already!
We harvested plenty of veggies this week, however!
Do you see the tomato? The bugs are enjoying them. A lot. So I have started picking them earlier and letting them ripen on the counter instead of on the vine. And do you see my peas?!?! They are long! and filled out 🙂
Of course it wasn’t this bad right away but when I saw it was munched down quite a bit, we assumed it was a deer, gave haircuts, and hoped for the best. Well, the hair did nothing and the next day we saw rabbit poop in the garden and all the peas were chewed down to the nub. Sigh. Very sad.
So, once all the peas were gone, I started noticing a shortage of carrot tops. I have a few beds covered but I only have so much bird netting – it is on the list to buy soon!
One bed was eaten up so much, I decided to go ahead and pull the baby carrots…better little carrots than no carrots at all 🙂 They were pretty sweet.
We are continuing to harvest pole and bush beans. I can’t believe the kids haven’t gotten sick of them yet! I’m not complaining though. 🙂
I am SO enjoying eating greens from the garden! I love that it is organic! I love that it is free! 😀
What are you harvesting? Are you still harvesting summer veggies? Harvesting any fall veggies yet? Are you about to go crazy with the critters?
By the way, we got a cat this week (my mother-in-law’s). We are training it to stay at our house and trying to cover the crops temporarily. This cat is huge and apparently has been known to ‘take care’ of bunnies so…we’ll see. I like the fact that I am able to collect rabbit poo in the chicken run but not too excited about having rabbits in my garden, eating my favorite veggies!!!
I am linking up with Daphne’s Dandelions this week – go see what everyone else is up to!
PS. Chickens are 27 weeks old today. Anyone ever heard of healthy chickens NEVER laying? 😉