Harvest Monday

November 16, 2015

This week, the sun decided to shine a bit so we were able to get out and weed a little bit. There is still a lot to be weeded but the goal is for each of us (the oldest 4 and me) to fill a 1 gallon bucket with weeds each day. I hope to get all of the garden weeded before the cold weather sets in. We are still in the 60s most days.

We were able to harvest some raspberries and kale this week. I am calling on neighbors and friends for help with my runaway raspberry canes. I am trying to give them away left and right but you cannot tell the patch has been touched at all. At some point this month, I’m going to need to find a place to put all of the extra canes. But where….?

We were able to get some pumpkins from the local pumpkin patch this week. It has been raining so much, most of them were rotten but the main reason we wanted them was for the chickens anyway. We are using them as free feed until we run out. The good ones were put in the basement.Nieto Photography 2015 Nieto Photography 2015We threw some rotten ones to the chickens. These on the porch, are the rest of the ones that have soft spots. We throw them to the chickens throughout the day. Because of this, we are able to cut our feed bill in half. Such a blessing! Nieto Photography 2015All of the good pumpkins were put in our basement. The sweet potatoes, wrapped in newspaper, are to the right. This is our freezer room, where it is coolest. Not pictured (but also in here) are the onions and sunflowers harvested this summer.

We cooked, pureed, and froze some of the pumpkins this weekend. I was able to get 6 cups of puree out of 2.5 small pumpkins. We love eating pumpkin in our oatmeal and of course pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. Margaret

    While you are taking your canes out, I’m crossing my fingers that mine make it through the winter, especially as I almost lost a couple due to a bit of a lawn tractor accident!

    1. newbiegardengirl Post author

      Oh no! Make sure the ones left are mulched 🙂 I lost most of them my first year but the second year, the ones that survived sent out runners and now I am overrun by runners! Don’t give up on them! They’re pretty resilient 🙂


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