September Harvest roundup

Things have mostly stopped producing in the garden now.  I still have kale, chard, snap peas, a little bit of tromboncino squash, and some arugula that reseeded itself.  But, I’m not doing much harvesting.  I’m so over the kale and chard.  I haven’t felt like eating it in months!  My plans for any type of winter garden have ended.  I need a break.  I want to put the garden to bed and not think about it for a while.  I’m sure there’s something I’m supposed to be doing to it right now… adding compost or cover crops or something, but I just don’t want to be out in the garden.  I hope this will pass next year and that it’s just related to having a new baby.  I feel like my time is so stretched thin.  If I have a moment to myself, I want to do something for myself, not be out weeding.

So, the harvest is a little light this months:

  • Eggs – 127 (most of the girls are now molting…. considering we now have about 25 laying hens, we should have 3 times that amount of eggs a months)
  • Raspberries – ~3 quarts
  • cherry tomatoes – never get weighed, they are eaten right off the vine
  • Leeks – 3#
  • chard – 4 oz
  • peas – 1#
  • Summer Squashes – 6# 9 oz.
  • Winter Squashes – 11 #
  • Cukes – 10# 4oz (gave it all away… couldn’t eat another cuke, and we have over 50 qt. in the pantry!!)
  • potato – 16# 5 oz
  • Sunflower seeds – 8 oz
  • Green beans – 8 oz (these are still producing, but the trellis collapsed on itself, and I didn’t feel like picking it all back up :-)

It was a very rainy month!! – 8.25 inches  The chickens were not happy and have been ill on and off because of all the yeast and molds.

To end on a happy note… here is Leif in one of his favorite positions (that smile looks kind of crazy upside down, doesn’t it?):

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2 thoughts on “September Harvest roundup

  1. i’ve felt the same way and i don’t even have a new baby!!

    i’m sure you’ll feel better come spring. 😉 sounds like you’ve had a productive summer even with the baby.

  2. I’m just amazed by the fact that you can keep track of all these different things growing with 2 kids!! I bow down to your awesome homekeeping!! Love the picture, why is it that babies love being upside down?

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