|Tool Lady taming the jungle. |
I escaped Homework Land just long enough to snap
a couple of pictures :-)
How do you know that your wife loves you? When she chooses to spend the majority of her Saturday cleaning up the garden and bringing in what's left to harvest while you work on homework for 14 hours straight! True story, and I am immensely grateful!
Aside from a few random tomatoes and our daily eggs, the rest of our harvests this week came in on Saturday during the big clean up Tool Lady did for us. She pretty much pulled everything except for three heirloom tomatoes (2 Orange Flesh Purple Smudge and 1 Barnes Mountain Yellow) we're hoping will still ripen up a bit, some chard and our potatoes.
While I am sad to see it all torn up (the yard looks incredibly bare in comparison to the jungle it was just a few short weeks ago), I am quite relieved to be given some respite from the daily maintenance of it all. As soon as the potatoes come in we can pretty much call it a year, and a very good year at that!
|Happy Yummy Peppers|
|Bi-Color Cherry Tomatoes - over 23 pounds were pulled in! Crazy!|
In the clean up, many, many tomatoes were brought in, though only some of them are in the tally below. I've decided to do what I did last year and record only the viable ones (ripe, or near ripe) this week. As the others ripen up over the next few weeks or if we use them green, I'll count them towards their respective weekly totals. This way I'm not cheating our numbers by hoping/assuming that they'll all be edible ;-)
|More Bi-Color Cherry Tomatoes|
|Peruvian Purple Peppers |
They might be small but they are incredibly HOT!
This weeks totals:
- Golden Delicious = 10 oz
- Beets = 1 lb
- Bunching Onions = 14 oz
- Chard = 2 oz
- Lemon = 2 lb 13 oz
- Mint = 3 lbs
- Mystery Melon = 2 lb 8 oz
- Happy Hot = 4 oz
- Happy Yummy = 1 lb
- Jalapeno = 1 oz
- Peruvian Purple = 6 oz
- Rhubarb = 1 lb 2 oz
- Tomatillos = 3 lb 2 oz
- Tomatoes = 31 lb 13 oz (23 lb 9 oz of cherry tomatoes alone!)
- Eggs = 32
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Linking up to Harvest Monday @ Daphne's Dandelions