Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh Harvest, Our Harvest

Saturday was the last day of the garden. We had a hard freeze this week, and the potatoes died big time. But we were hoping if we left it sit, it might dry out a little, but it didn't, so we took saturday and harvested everything. Dad, Justin and I spent about an hour or so digging potatoes and beets. And carrying plants over to the chickens. We ended up with about 120-130 pounds of really, really nice red potatoes, most of them about weighing at least a pound EACH. It was fantastic. Our Yukon golds didn't do very much, we didn't get hardly any of them, not sure what happened there. But the German butterballs (my favorite potatoes) did pretty good. They would have done better if they had been in a less shady spot. But they still did good. I think we'll can some of them at some point, haven't tried that yet, but it sounds good. Then we got about 20 pounds of beets, which I didn't take a picture of. I thought we would have more, and I was planning for canned beets, and pickeld beets, and frozen beets, and..........I think we'll have beets a couple times this week, and be all done. lol. But anyway, we had about 230-250 pounds of potatoes, 20 lbs. beets, about 60 quarts of broccolli, and a bunch of canned fish and veggie pickles. A pretty productive fall considering how much other stuff we've had going on. Now we all have the flu, but hopefully we'll get over that soon. its kind of a weird flu. hope it passes quickly. Well - there's our harvest anyway. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wrapped up

We wrapped up the boat launch season on September 7th, a week earlier than we wanted to, because of mechanical troubles. Both skidders kind of went pbbbttthhh so we did as good as we could for 2 days, then decided we couldn't risk damaging them any more. So we closed early. It was a really bad weather week so we wouldn't have bad any business any way. It was a good season, it didn't go as we had hoped, but we did good for our first year and for the economy being in the state it is. We're well set up for next year. It'll be a tight winter, but if Justin can get a job up on the slope, or somewhere, we'll be able to keep everything going until next spring when we open again.
Other than that, not much is new. Our littlest goats are very sick, we're not sure why. Today we had to give them vitamin b shots. Not sure what's going on, but the poor little guys are pretty weak.
We've just been resting, and trying to get everything wrapped up from the boat launch this week. Hopefully this week I'll be able to get back to making cards for sale, and scrapbooking. There's a bunch of appointments for this week though, so we'll see. Anyway, here's our update. :)

I like seagulls

I like seagulls but they're hard to get a good picture of. I like this one though.

2 the Dog

Just some cute pictures of 2

Random pictures from our last day and week

Our windmill

I finally got some pictures of our windmill right before we went to bed on one of our last nights at the boat launch.