Harvest Monday 1/21/13

From freezing to 80 degrees in less than five days.  Amazing how the temperature has switched so fast and, we might even get rain by the end of the week.  Oh well, no one is complaining about wearing flip flops!  Lots of citrus, as you can see, we have been drinking fresh squeezed orange juice for the past week, and if all goes well for the next 3-4 months.  The littlest farmer would eat the tangelos all day if we let him, when he gets home from school the first thing he does is head out to the garden to get his after school snacks.  The mandarin still has a couple of weeks, as does the Valencia orange.  Getting lots of leafy greens, 5 different kinds of lettuce plus spinach, chard, cilantro, a little kale, radish, and some potatoes. 
First strawberry from the plants the were given to us by friends.  Hopefully we'll get more in the months to come, unless the little guy eats them all before we get a chance.


Harvest Monday 1/14/13


Life is pretty good at 22 Trees, lots of citrus, to the delight of the boys. We have been enjoying our Tangelo's and Blood oranges as well as Grapefruit, limes and our first crop of lemons. We were a bit worried about the harvest, had two nights of freezing temps, but the citrus as well as the avocados seemed to have made it through. We are also getting lots of lettuce, see picture below, and spinach, radish, chard, and avocados.  Finally started cutting all of the decidious fruit trees back.  I am always a little hesitant about this as I have no idea what I am doing.  I have a couple of good books that have been a big help, and with a little luck I won't kill them.  This is my third year of pruning and they are all still alive...

Must have missed these when I dug up the potaotes last year.
This was part of my great potato experiment, these were the ones that were under the straw.  Oops.

The chickens were happy to get out and warm up in the sun today.

This one must have hurt!