For my readers in the US happy Memorial Day! And to those that have sacrificed so much to serve us in the armed forces, Thank You!! After a trip to the cemetery to visit our Grandparents graves we are off to have some fun with the kids today. All of the fun we will have today is a direct result of the efforts and sacrifice of those that serve and defend us and I am very greatful for all they have done!!
The garden is in full production mode now and our harvest totals will be soaring over the next few weeks. We have radishes, potatoes, peas, green onions and more all on the way very soon. Not to mention all the summer crops that are also coming along well!
We had an other good harvest of lettuce this week with just over a pound harvested for us to eat and about another pound feed to the chickens. We still have quite a bit of lettuce on the way but it will slow down soon. We also harvest chives this week to flavor several of our dinners!!
The star for the week though was our strawberries. We had two really big harvest this week each at about 2 1/2 pounds. They are sweet and delicious and the kids are loving them. With 5 pounds in the fridge we will even be able to get some in the freezer for next winter!!
Here’s this weeks totals:
Lettuce – 1 lbs
Strawberries 5 lbs
Chives – not weighed
Eggs – 28
Total – 6 lbs
Our annual total now stands at 43.5 pounds. That total should really start to increase as the spring crops start to mature. Right now we stand at a little more that 5% of our goal of 800 pounds for the year! Be sure to see how other gardeners are doing all over the world by visiting the Monday Harvest Report at Daphne’s Dandelions!