We got our first tomato this week! 🙂 Although we picked it a little green, it was so yummy (picture below) on sandwiches. The beans are still chugging along, though slowly. I’ll be getting enough this evening from a friend to justify getting the canner going, but will probably never get enough from our own beans to do so. We didn’t check the carrots this week, but will be pulling one up next week to see progress there. I am not really harvesting squash anymore–most of it is dying of blossom-end rot before I can even get to it. The broccoli is finished.
Once the beans are done, Nate plans to till the beans, squash, and broccoli under.
The corn… sigh… the corn. We won’t be getting any of our own this year because our pup just could not resist. He ate all of our corn stalks in a few “meals” over the last few weeks. We disciplined him each time, but a few days later, there’d be fresh corn stalks strewn over the yard. As soon as our eyes landed upon the mess, he would cower, knowing exactly what he had done.
The cucumber has suffered a similar fate. I did get some this week, but two days ago, during Mojo’s last corn party, he decided to switch it up and eat our largest cucumber vine.
We are hopeful that another year of obedience training and age might do him some good. 🙂
The peppers are all still producing well. I’m not sure I’ll have enough banana peppers to pickle a half-pint, but the ones in the refrigerator can hold out through the weekend to find out. 🙂
Harvests This Week
Sunday — 0.24 lbs beans; 0.01 lbs banana pepper; 0.01 lbs cayenne; 0.01 lbs broccoli; 0.55 lbs cucumber
Tuesday — 0.27 lbs tomato
Thursday — 0.05 lbs bell pepper; 0.01 lbs banana pepper; 0.2 lbs beans
This Week 1.32 lbs
This Month (June) 3.87 lbs
This Year 6.67 lbs