Harvest Monday & Raccoon Attack

October 5, 2015

*I will post pics tomorrow…computer issues…sorry!*

We are on day 11 of rain. There was one day this week where it was only drizzling part of one morning. On that morning, I planted more carrots, beets, spinach, lettuce and cilantro while the kids harvested beans, tomatoes, and raspberries. I am SOOOOO thankful for the BTE method of gardening because even with all the rain, we are still able to walk around in the garden without sinking one bit (we’re in puddles where there is no mulch).

We blanched and froze the beans, made passata sauce out of the tomatoes, and are putting the raspberries in our smoothies. With all the rain, most of them are too ripe/squishy to eat fresh but taste great in our smoothies 🙂

We uncovered our beds so the covers were not ripped off by the high winds. We’ll have to recover them this week.

On to the raccoons…we woke up yesterday morning to let the chickens out and were met with 8 decapitated chickens. The raccoons ripped off the door frame of the chicken coop where the chickens come out, pulled the door off, and had a treat 😦 We are thankful they did not get more than eight, though all but four of the pullets we hatched out this year were killed.

Of course this happened when my husband was away for work so the kids had to deal with the dead chickens (I am too queasy in that area) and I had to figure out a way to fortify the coop door until he gets home and can fix it properly.

This next week, we will be planting some more, harvesting some more, weeding, and spreading compost…that is, if the rain ever stops 🙂 Check out what other gardeners are up to at Our Happy Acres!


3 thoughts on “Harvest Monday & Raccoon Attack

  1. Margaret

    Oh that’s so sad about the chickens. Around here, it’s the coyotes that you have to watch out for when it comes to keeping chickens and pets safe.


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