Monday, August 20, 2007

Chilly Start

I noticed when I went outside this morning that there was a bit more of a chill than we have had since probably last May. As I walked to the barn to feed the horses and chickens I noticed that there was frost on the windrows from where I had been mowing with the tractor yesterday. WhenI got back to the house I looked at the thermometer and sure enough---36 degrees. What the frost is up with that? I heard no warnings that it might get cold last night. I suppose the real test of how cold it was last night is to look at the basil. And it is fine. So we had very scattered frost last night. We have only just gotten our first few red tomatoes. It can't frost yet. Just had corn last night. Still needed a few more days on the stalk but I was getting impatient.

Yesterday we did some harvesting in the bean and broccoli rows. Leigh froze about 12 quarts of yellow beans and I froze 10 quarts of broccoli. We now have over 50 qts of beans, mostly green, and about 40 qts of broccoli in our new upright freezer. Plus we have about a dozen quarts of raspberries. Oh we have a few qts of peas too. Our old freezer was a small, old(35 years), chest freezer. Now we have a new energy efficient 17 cu ft frost free freezer.

7 comments:

Lynn said...

OOOOOO raspberries... My birthday is coming up...
My you are a busy guy, Jeff!

Moody Family said...

I don't know how all of you Warners do it, but I pretty much get hungry every time I read the blogs. Now only if all of you could teach the rest of us how to grow a good garden....... then we wouldn't have such a hunger problem.

mcw said...

4:20 AM???????????????

By the way, what are you wearing? tie dye shirt, bell bottoms and sandels? that's right the calendar says '07 not '70.

enough jesting. good luck in school.

Jeffrey said...

c'mon Mikey...post something.
sandals yes ...shorts yes....t-shirt yes. okay I guess I am in the 07s

mcw said...

i am working on it.

i'm surprised that i have gotten this far. if things get any slower at work, i will have plenty of time.

mcw said...

try this address

http://mcwinpa.blogspot.com/

Tiny Dancer said...

we are jealous of your crops!! we got a handful of snap peas and we have a couple yellow squash. that is about all we could manage this year- which is better than last year. now we are just waiting for the chickens to start laying some eggs!
good luck with school!!! sometimes i wish i were back in school- i remember it being way better then working every day. maybe scott will get some inspiration from you and he will go back as well. we can hope!!