Sunday, October 31, 2010

fall gardening

I pulled up the sweet potatoes. I got almost 20 pounds worth. They were huge (and did I take pictures? N0). Sweet potatoes are the easiest thing to grow. Stick the slips in the ground in the spring, pull sweet potatoes out of the ground in the fall. I'm trying something new this year. I planted some winter wheat. We'll see if anything comes of it. The idea planting it like you plant garlic. You stick it in the ground in the fall. ignore it over the winter, it will grow a little in the fall and continue growing as soon as possible in the spring and be ready for harvest in early summer.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

as funny as cakes get

As a cake decorator this is as funny as videos get.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

chinese vegetables

Garden update-- bok choy and chinese cabbage work great as fall vegetables. I've tried to do bok choy as a spring vegetable and it just doesn't work. I was thinking I just couldn't grow it at all. So in early fall/late summer I literally poked the bok choy seeds in the ground and ignored them and they grew beautifully. We eat them up for two different dinners last week. The chinese cabbage grows great in the spring, and are growing great in the fall, too.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

frankie jeff's really bad haircut

Frankie-Jeff, the girl rabbit. Does that poor bunny have an odd life. On the one hand she gets to run around the yard and dig holes to her heart's content and on the other hand she has to endure the worst hair cuts know to bunny-kind. I wanted to harvest her fur one last time before the cold sets in (and she needs it to stay warm). I only got half the job done before I left on vacation and this is what the poor animal looked like for about two weeks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

September totals

113 eggs, lots of beans, peppers, tomatoes, some onions, potatoes, yard long beans. The total for the month was 28.1 pounds for the month of September.

The garden produce 2010 year to date total is 708.4 lbs.