Harvest Time

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Motomom34, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Here are some photos of foods that are getting ready to be harvested. I just spent time at two different homesteads. Sorry not many garden pictures but lots of canning going on

    Peaches are ready for picking. They are small but flavorful. Probably should have been thinned more.

    Grapes are not quite ready but the vines are loaded with fruit. Most of the vines are bent over. Good grape growing season

    Apple trees have lots of apples but they are really small. These apples are on an older tree. They were not as sweet

    The berries are not doing so well. It was a dry summer so they are smaller then normal.

    The blueberry season is coming to an end. Lots of blueberries were picked and frozen this week.

    The pumpkins had s great season and are starting to ripen
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  2. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

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  3. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Thanks Moto for pics of some of my favorite things. Peach brandy, Apple hard cider, grape AND berry wines! Never tried distilling pumpkin but.....................:)
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  4. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Damn turkeys ate all our blueberries.

    ...now we have to eat turkey instead.
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Looking Great MM34 !!!
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Nice MM. Looks like a fine harvest. Someone mentioned on here that next year is the year of the locusts. Supposed to be less than perfect growing season. Remember this and let us know how next year compares.
  7. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

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  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Could be worser, Could be a Grizzly, and now you have to eat Grizzly, ours tore up all the berries within a few days, and gorged his self on all my Raspberries, elderberries,blackberries, and Marion berries! Even the wild Salmon berries!

    Nice MOTO, this is the best time of year, berries and fruit harvests are the best! Now off to the grist mill for that first pressing of Apples for that most important of fall/winter delight, Apple Cider!
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Do you have a new bear mount on the wall?
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Our church garden is coming along nicely!!





  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Not sure if it is the areas I have been in but there are a lot of turkeys this year. I was just back East and the turkeys were not as big as the ones out West. Out East I saw flocks every day.

    FYI- those pictures are not my place but one place I have a vested interest in. I plan on making a trip back in the early Spring. I want to trim up the apple trees. It is supposed to be a wicked winter so branches may come down anyways.
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    No! We don't have any more room for another Bear, so we just leave him alone! I figure the quality of berries will only get better if we allow Mr. Grizz to selectively harvest them! LOL
    Actually he is a pretty nice Grizz all things considered, he stays on his side of the fence and we stay on ours and all is good!
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Say hi to mom for me...... :cool:
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  14. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Is that your new place @Yard Dart ? Looks pretty healthy and lots of room for good growing!
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    That is actually our church garden.
    We run a food storehouse out of the church and the garden provides a lot of fresh veggies....kept up by our expert gardener members. You can get done at service on Sunday, grab a squash off the vine and cook it that afternoon, if you like... :)
  16. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Saw an article written a year or so ago that said , if people would spend just half the money they spend on growing and grooming their grass , on vegetables for just anyone to walk up and grab a few veggies off of the vine to take home and cook , our hungry, would not be hungry . Although I think the wild flowers planted on the side of the interstate are pleasant to look at , I think it would be just as pleasant if it were a squash , okra , corn or eggplant out there . But then , of course this would work in a civil , non greedy society ,
  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have vegetables growing in a nearby green belt..... gurilla gardening per se. ;)
    When I walk the dog and check on it, there are rarely any veggies...someone is partaking of my cache....and I am fine with that for the most part. When I move to the next place, someone will have to take over I guess...

    My next garden is going to be biggly!!!
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  18. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    This is some of our harvest, one of our neighbors has been tutoring us on gardening and canning.
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  19. My tomatoes have bloom rot now, the muscadines did good, pears did good but some critter ate all the peaches. Made lots of pear preserves, plums didn't do anything this year, blossums were all frosted to death after a false Spring back in February.
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  20. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @Motomom34 Wow! The peaches did well this year as did the grapes! I thought you were someplace in Colorado, peaches grow in Colorado?!?

    We are also in the throws of harvest and canning. The wife also picked 7 buckets of Oregon grapes and made wine out of them. She is currently making and canning Borsch. Our tomatoes did great this years so salsa and sauce and with the extra we're making a V8 type of juice. We also did a bunch of Bread & Butter pickles which I haven't had since I was a kid.
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