An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Harvest

The garden has kept us busy the past couple of weeks. We have had our fill of corn-on-the-cob meals and had plenty to freeze, as well. The beans are almost done, and the rabbits are enjoying the feast of the left over greens.
The tomatoes are about done, and the kids are begging for another Tomato Schmear.




The zucchini and summer squash are nearly gone. We have enjoyed stuffed zucchini this summer, froze several bags to make bread this winter, and the rest were a nice supplement for the chickens and pigs.
The sunflowers are huge! Their heads are heavy and the seeds are drying out. Maybe we'll try roasting some, or maybe we'll feed them to the goats again, or maybe we'll leave them as a treat for the birds this winter and let the rogue plants fill our garden next spring.
The search for the great pumpkin has begun. There are lots of big, orange ones out there amongst the vines and the variety of squash that is almost ready. In honor of Trent we planted blue pumpkins this year. I think I'll save some seeds for next year and see what we get.




The flowers are still beautiful, but are beginning to dry as well. Soon, we will be harvesting seeds for next year. We will have to enjoy them before the frost wipes them out in a couple of weeks.

The morning glories have bloomed in abundance finally~ just not on my arbor this year. It's hard to believe that another harvest is almost complete. We are thanking God for His provision yet again.



7 comments:

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Your garden is beautiful. Sounds like it has blessed you with lots of good things to eat.

Dicky Bird said...

2 years ago I planted those mammoth sunflowers and cut the stalks and tied them with corn stalks for a decoration for sale and on my fence. They looked so pretty, that I hated to throw them away, so I stored them in my pole building to maybe reuse the heads for a craft. This building is where I store all my craft supplies and inventory for resale. In the spring, while moving something I remembered that I had stored them, as I pulled out the stalks, I caught a glimps of something moving it actually looked like the stalks were crawling - it was mice! Little did I know I had created a winter oasis for them. They had their food and nice warm places to sleep in all my boxes of linens, wool fabric, stuffing etc. I still uncover little nests from that once in awhile when I dig through a box. Blessings from Ringle.

OurCrazyFarm said...

What a story DickyBird! Guess I won't be storing any over winter:)))

Sonja said...

I love your garden tour. I've sort of neglected mine this year, but it's still producing. Just a little wild! I've been quiet lately, but I'm always here. :)

OurCrazyFarm said...

Our garden is a little more than "wild", too, this year Sonja~ a few more weeds than plants at this point! Good to hear from you:)) I was just thinking about you the other day!

Teresa said...

What a beautiful garden Terri!!