Saturday, June 23, 2012

Knee high by the fourth of july

So we weeded and thinned our lettuce and radishes today.  Overall I'm pleased with the growth and our efforts at weeding.

This is just a picture of our corn, which meets and exceeds the old adage.  In late July we should have a bountiful harvest.

We harvested two full brown paper bags of radishes and a plastic Kroger bag full of lettuce today.  Anyone in the metro Indy area needs some, call me.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Harvest

It's been a while since I posted.  Busy with a lot of things including trying to figure out why all our chickens are gone.  Maybe coyotes, but probably raccoons.  Didn't help that Addison, one of our dogs, killed a few.

My sweet potato experiment is finally beginning to take shape.  I had given up on it, but I finally see some vines beginning to make their way out of the top.  It took longer than I thought, but it is helping me learn patience.  
Since I posted last, our garden has started to come in nicely.  Here is the first batch of radishes we pulled.  We also thinned our lettuce, a variety type that includes arugula.  In the bottom picture, you can see the radishes and lettuce as the bedding for these tuna cakes I made along with some rice pilaf.

 I am looking forward to continuing to eat fresh from the garden as a part of every meal.  The leftover lettuce, we wilted in some bacon grease and included in a frittata the next morning.

We will replace the chickens, after a little more security goes into their coop, and soon a whole meal will be made of food grown, raised, or harvested off of the east half of the southwest quarter.