Thursday, November 19, 2009

fresh from the greenhouse and november!!

last night i took a headlamp and went to the was pitch black out with only a sliver of light coming from the chicken coop.  even with my headlamp i could barely see.  but i cut greens enough for our dinner that evening.  i also harvested a bit of the spinach to throw on top.  we had a fresh smoked ham steak from our little home built smokehouse and some corn and peas from the freezer.  and since apparently i can't have a meal without fresh hot baked bread...i baked off the rest of the dough from the fridge.  

but back to the fresh was like a little slice of spring and summer.  they were so perfect...and no slugs to boot!

i added a bit of the carrots that rick and nahum dug this past weekend and a fresh onion as well.  rick and i are hooked.  now we will always be planting winter greens!  

and in other garden news:  rick harvested the rest of the rutabagas and beets.  we are going to use the brussels or most of them for a yummy recipe for thanksgiving.  we still have some chard and a lot of kale out there.  i believe there are also a few heads of cabbage left as well.  and leeks.  don't forget the leeks.  

 (excuse the little boy dirty runny nose!  all these harvest photos by papa!)
and our little ladies...the new chickens have been laying eggs for us, as well as our older ladies who just had molted not that long ago.  i always relax a bit more when the eggs are rolling in thinking that if all else fails at least we have fresh eggs.  how funny considering we have two and a half freezers full of our homegrown food plus a pantry mostly full of jam and some remaining jars of our maple syrup.  we have peaches and strawberries and blueberries for fruit packed into the freezers as well.  but for some reason those fresh eggs make me  happiest!!   

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  1. Yum, yum yum! I'm glad to see that you are still enjoying the bounty of the farm! It's so worth the hard work isn't it?!

  2. How great! Jason just caught a glimpse of what I was looking at and he said, "what? they're still eating good food!". He also said awesome and crazy. Then he said what is a very common phrase around here... "we need our land!"

  3. Providing our own food as we are able is just so rewarding. During these dark days, taking a jar of pickles out of the pantry to have with lunch is a joy.
    Your homestead sounds wonderful.
    Warm wishes.

  4. I'm envious of the goods you still have!I would love to have a greenhouse some day.


  5. Fresh eggs sound wonderful! I have to say I am a bit envious of farm life being a city gal, born and raised in NYC and still here.