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Offline Three Chickadees Farm

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2014, 11:57:10 PM »
Today I pulled in the last of the hot season plants. 20lbs of Sheybogan Tomatoes, 22 hungarian peppers, 2 super chili plants, 10 cucumbers, 68 squash came in to the garage (damned squirells) and 36lbs of potatoes came in to dry.  We still have kale, salad, and carrots growing well.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2014, 07:31:28 PM »
Bell peppers, the last of the pole beans and Swiss Chard.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2014, 09:38:59 PM »
Salad fixin's consisting of four types of lettuce, tomatoes, a couple of peppers, a handful of cucamelons (we've had a couple of pretty good frosts, so I thought those would certainly be gone by now, but they are still blooming!), a few young radishes and some beet greens.  Oh, and picked some Granny Smith apples for dessert.    This doesn't count the fresh eggs for breakfast that we got from the chicken and quail this morning.

I checked the broccoli that I planted last month and they already have quarter sized heads on them.  The temps are supposed to drop drastically by mid week, and while the brassicas don't mind the cooler weather, I'll be putting on the hoop covers over those garden boxes that contain the more tender plant such as the tomato and pepper plants since they are still heavily loaded with green to semi-ripe produce.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2015, 12:05:56 PM »
I harvested some snow from the yard for doing dishes...

Sorry, no pictures.

Basically, I have a canning pot and a long-handled crawdad pot. First, I fill up the canning pot with snow and put it on top of the already-hot wood stove. As it melts and shrinks, I keep adding a crawdad pot's worth of more snow. I typically do this once a week, and let the dishes pile up for a week. While I'm melting snow, I watch a movie. By the end of the movie, I have a big canning pot of nice hot water to put in the sink so I can do dishes.

While I'm doing the dishes, I have a stock pot on the stove melting more snow for later in the dish-washing process.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2015, 07:30:49 AM »
Just picked some camote greens.  Camotes are like central american sweet potatoes.  Their greens are uber nutritious.   
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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2015, 12:44:55 AM »
what type of flavor do the greens have? Your blog mentions that they can be eaten like spinach, but is that approximately how they taste?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2015, 06:33:21 AM »
third asparagus stalk  in my Pump house a foot tall last night.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2015, 07:15:47 AM »
They don't have any unique flavor. Just a very usable and incredibly nutritious salad green.  They're a little courser than salad greens, but not too bad.  The best thing is.....they grow without much care or water. 

what type of flavor do the greens have? Your blog mentions that they can be eaten like spinach, but is that approximately how they taste?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2015, 02:18:23 PM »
Artichokes and sugar snap peas

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2015, 01:45:52 PM »
They don't have any unique flavor. Just a very usable and incredibly nutritious salad green.  They're a little courser than salad greens, but not too bad.  The best thing is.....they grow without much care or water.

They will not grow for me, but I live in Alaska. I am envious of your ability to grow things in the tropics, but I love it here. I have to accept the fact that I can't grow just anything.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2015, 11:10:49 AM »


Spinach, Romaine, Red Lettuce and Arugula

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2015, 11:39:27 AM »
Foraged "Silverberry" elaeagnus pungens (I think) fruit from an oceanfront house in Avon, NC. It could be one of a few varieties of Elaeagnus, I'm not too sure. There are so many that have been planted as landscape plants. Just me and the birds pay the berries any attention.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2015, 05:10:35 PM »
Nothing stunning or picture-worthy this evening.  Just picked a little kale for a salad.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2015, 07:41:19 PM »
Nothing stunning or picture-worthy this evening.  Just picked a little kale for a salad.

Anything that you grow and harvest is a success!!!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2015, 09:04:05 PM »


Spinach, Romaine, Red Lettuce and Arugula

NICE!!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2015, 10:30:43 PM »
NICE!!

Cedar

Thanks! I got so excited today because my broccoli is putting on heads and my corn, garlic, shallots and mustard greens have all started sprouting! I know I sound silly, but it makes me happy!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2015, 03:03:34 PM »
Starting to get nice amount of this season's "bear garlic" leaves sticking out of ground. Rhubarb is sprouting too.
Great news - all my new trees I planted last year are alive! Even in this harsh clima and long winter we had. Just ordered 14 more to plant! Need to think where I'll put them.
Also, my two plants of Labrador tea seem to be doning fine.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2015, 08:53:17 PM »
Congrats on the trees. We planted 6 and I am not sure that 2 of them will make it. Good luck with the new ones!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2015, 05:29:51 AM »
Thanks. I'll keep updating about them. I was never fond of gardening, messing with carrots and onion and such, but I got really interested in trees lately.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2015, 06:55:34 AM »
Got my first butternut squash today,I will put onion.banana pepper,pork sausage in the seed hollow and bake it a while...then eat.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2015, 06:03:18 PM »
7 pounds of rhubarb

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2015, 07:12:49 PM »
Couple baskets of yellow and red plums, green and yellow beans and some herbs. Hope to check the forests for mushrooms in a day or two.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2015, 04:13:18 PM »
Just enough to add to supper.  A few small(ish) yams, the leaves from their vines, some moringa tree branches for the fern-like leaves, and the remaining dandelions that I could find.  Unfortunately the tomatoes and salmon are from the local grocery. 

Looking forward to the wife’s retirement so we can get in a place we own, and expand the “homestead” food production.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2015, 05:02:11 PM »
I picked TWO large (8 to 10 pound) Butternut squash,they are better when picked earlier...but these are my seed stock for
next years 'hand tossed'garden,also got some carrots and cucumbers and 4 cantaloupe.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2015, 05:12:33 PM »
Friday.. Some tomatoes. Beefsteak and mortgage lifter. And some basil. Then:

Olive oil in a saucepan. Add Garlic, Red pepper flakes, and basil. Med-low heat until flavors are simmered (champagne bubble). Turn off.

Cook skinned, seeded tomatoes in a frying pan until broken down over med-low heat.

Boil fresh homemade pasta ~2 min. Drain.

Add flavored (strained) olive oil to tomatoes. Season with sea salt.

Toss pasta into tomatoes and add chiffonade of fresh basil.

Serve with grated Parmagiano Regiano.

Fresh pasta with fresh tomato sauce. One of my late summer favorites.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2015, 12:09:39 PM »
Couple baskets of yellow and red plums, green and yellow beans and some herbs. Hope to check the forests for mushrooms in a day or two.

Well, like I said, we went mushroom hunting today. Found just coupe edible ones, then had to interrupt our foraging trip as we found a smouldering 10x10m place in the woods, obviously around a former campfire. Spent the next hour navigating the firemen through the woods and went home then. Hope for better results next time.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2015, 09:54:42 PM »
Okra, some heirloom tomatoes, a big hand full of cucamelons, some grapes, approx 4 dozen quail eggs and a half dozen chicken eggs, and a hand full of herbs for making omelets.   

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2015, 08:42:11 AM »
Brought some mushrooms from the woods. Also loaded a full trunk of firewood (offcuts from recent logging). I don't usually go by car, but took my Grandma (92) who loves walking in the woods and looking for mushrooms, but it's too exhausting for her to get to the hills.
We plan to pick some apples and pears. There's a half-wild, old pear tree here, has small but very sweet fruit. I want to dry some.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2015, 09:06:08 AM »
There's a half-wild, old pear tree here, has small but very sweet fruit. I want to dry some.

Drying went well, quartered little pears were baked on low temperature and then finished in a dehydrator. Delicious. Must make more next season.

Harvested a handfull of apples from the 1-2 years old trees I planted. It feels great to eat fruit from a tree you've planted yourself. Can't wait to taste the first fruit from my mespulus germanicus. They need to freeze before they're harvested.


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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #59 on: November 15, 2015, 10:46:19 AM »
Piles and piles of artichokes!! Such a great crop, you can't kill it.