Whew, what a week! This has been the most successful week we have ever seen on the blog here at Stoney Acres! Because of some kind blogging friends sharing one of my posts from last week on both Facebook and Pinerest, we had 4000 people come to the site last week! 2,300 of them yesterday! It feels really good to have one of our posts appreciated like that. THANK YOU so much for reading Stoney Acres! We are very excited to be able to say we had that many readers in a week!!
So what was the post? This one posted last Wednesday on our PVC Drip Irrigation system. Go check it out if you haven’t already!
Also in the rush of excitement about that post I’ve really missed promoting Valerie’s Post from Saturday on our Real Food Journey and switching to more “real food” dairy products. So be sure to read her post as well!
We did have a little bit to harvest this week. We cut a big pile of greens on Friday night. It’s kind of a combination of lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard. We totaled about .75 of a pound total for the week, between the Friday picking and a few others during the week.
Also this isn’t technically a garden harvest, but we did harvest a nice batch of alp-alpha sprouts on Sunday as well. They went perfectly on the salad of mixed greens we had for lunch yesterday!
This weeks harvest brings our annual total to 4.41 pounds, of mostly greens.
Since there is so little going on in the garden right now I thought I might take a chance this week to highlight a few of my favorite blog posts from my blogging friends around the web this week. Here’s a highlight of a few of the many posts I read:
Lady Lee’s home is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs. It is follows the journey of a couple who has decided to turn some acreage that they own into a market farm. She has some very cool stories already as they approach their first year of work!! Go read about it.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this since I started gardening. “If something ever happens (i.e. a natural disaster, riots, etc.) we will just come to your house. We know you have food because of your garden.” Well my friends over over at Homestead Dreamer have an answer for that comment and the answer is NO YOU CAN’T! I’m not sure I 100% agree with everything they said in this post, but it sure made me think a lot about how I should respond. And reading the comments on this article was just as entertaining as reading the article itself!
Carole over at Garden Up Green, has a lot of good advice for new gardeners. The thing she said that I liked the most was to start small! I think that is super important for a new gardener. A garden the size of mine would put fear in the heart of any new gardener. The key to being successful with a new garden is to make it manageable and then add on as your skills improve!!
Well there’s this weeks Monday harvest report! Welcome to all our new readers and please come back often. We will have some more fun posts this week! The pressure is on now! We have to top last weeks readership, right!! 🙂 Have a great week.