Harvest Monday 4/16

Big week, we had rain on both Wednesday and Friday, both giving just over an inch.  Have been harvesting a lot of beets, turnips, lettuce, spinach.  wildflowers are up in force, and citrus are heavy with potential fruit.  Have been planting seeds: corn, pumpkin, squash, tomato, pepper, dill, radish.

Forgot to take the before picture, here's the after. I figure that I have 3-4 more weeks worth of juice on the Navel and Valencia trees. 

This morning I got a bucket of turnips.  As I stated in an earlier post, I went way overboard with turnips this year.  However, TPW made some great turnip soup.  Think carrot soup, but with turnips.  Pretty good.

 Carrots have been slow coming, as have the strawberries.  We got a nice fat one this morning, but before I could snap a pic it was gone

 Two new iris opening up, the one on the bottom is a dark purple, it's going to be awesome when it opens!

Had some extra cement from a project that we did last week, if you tilt your head to the left, it's straight.

One of the first flowers on the tomatoes

pineapple guava


  1. Hmmm. I can only dream about what a fresh pitcher of orange juice must taste like. My allergies are bad right now and orange juice soothes them.

  2. you are so blessed with all your fruit trees; I'll have to try out some turnip soup when I get the chance!

  3. My guavas have been flowering like mad, but the stinking squirrels are stealing the blossoms! Good luck!!!

  4. That pineapple guava is beautiful. I have never tasted a guava, but the flowers are amazing!

  5. I could really use that rain. We usually get so much, but this year we just haven't. I hope the weather switches back to normal soon. And your OJ looks fabulous.