Ellie’s Crop Report: July 20, 2011

Ellie the cat looking out at raised beds in summerEllie is happy to announce that we are mere ounces away from 20 lbs of produce grown so far this season.

In addition to watching our activities in the garden, Ellie has been further entertained by watching me perfect my linguine arm swing while trying to finish splitting the wood from a felled tree a few years ago. This was before the heat wave hit of course. There are just one and half 2 ft+ diameter rounds left! I thank my brother who let me use my dad’s old wedge and maul. We had to purchase a second wedge to rescue the first one that got stuck. But since then it has gone quite well if I pace myself and keep an eye on the status of the maul head, which literally “flew off the handle” on several occasions. And now I have a fuller appreciation for that expression. But I digress.

Here is a chart of the nearly 20 pounds grown so far, by type of produce.

Chart of pounds of produce grown

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2 Responses to Ellie’s Crop Report: July 20, 2011

  1. Laurene Christensen says:

    I think if you really want to reach the goal of a ton of produce, you should have planted more heavy crops, like potatoes and pumpkins!

    • We did say it was out of sheer optimism. 😉 We were going for a variety of crops, not just the heaviest. We do have two areas of red potatoes, and although we like pumpkins, growing squash is more efficient in how much water they require and we can make the same recipes with them on a smaller scale at a time 🙂 But we do like pumpkins too!

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