Monday, August 15, 2011

Post Event

As stated in my last post, I will treat the event of last weekend like Lord Voldemort’s name in the Harry Potter series. It shall not be named. Labeled “The Event” yes, but named, no.

In addition then, to said Event, was another bonus from the Highland Games weekend. As dad was an avid gardener, IronGirl and I planted his two beds this year to keep up his hobby for him.

We even grew tomato plants from seed starting them on his Lee Valley plant incubator. There have only been 3 cherry tomatoes to date but there are more on the way.

It must be noted that being a vegetable gardener in absentia does not work well. Mother was more than willing to water but the weeds were a bit much for her. And as a weed is a plant growing someplace we don’t want it to, they enjoyed the water and spread like, well, weeds.

Already consumed, ‘straight from the earth’, we have had several heads of lettuce, green and yellow beans, and just enough fat pea pods to compliment a couple meals.

Additionally, this weekend we harvested:
• 2.5 pints of raspberries (.5 was consumed and the other 2 are on their way to becoming raspberry gin for the Christmas holidays)
• 2 heads of romaine lettuce
• 12.6 pounds red of potatoes
• 3 beets (something ate most of the tops before they could get going and that is too bad as me loves a pickled beet)
• I lost count of how many onions (half of which are pickling in malt vinegar and will be sweet balls of goodness in a few months)

Still to come are blackberries (they need a bit more sun), 3 jumbo acorn squash (they need a frost) and I hope one more batch of raspberries.

It’s a good thing that dad taught us well. The Event took a lot out of me and I need to replenish my energy stores.


Blogger Blair said...

You should buy your mum a little goat to keep her grass trim and supply you with fresh milk!

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just who is to look after the goat, Blair????

5:33 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Oh I'll take custody of the little thing on weekends. :)

5:01 PM  

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