Sunday, October 25, 2009

" Harvest Ending "

No beautiful early sunrise this Sunday Morning, just a cloudy magical mist...........
The sun has come out now and promises a gorgeous day with a high of 70 degrees!





While Hubby painted our new cabinet yesterday............






This is after 2 coats, one more to go!

I dealt with the last of the Bell Pepper. Besides the herbs ,this is the end of the Harvest. After picking them all, I gave the bushes to the Chickens who just devoured them in no time!


These I cut in strips, froze for about an hour, then put them in a freezer bag. I have chopped peppers already in the freezer.



I got a gallon bag of Red.........





And a gallon of Green. I'm going to gather all the Basil today. I will make some oil, vinegar and freeze some. Then I have Oregano, and Rosemary to deal with.



Have A Great Sunday Everyone!! :)






30 comments:

Pat in east TN said...

Your new cabinet looks awesome! What wonderful, quick work you guys do and what a difference it makes in that area!

My garden is finished and we tilled it under the other day after adding leaves and compost. It looks quite sad now but needs a rest period.

NCmountainwoman said...

Your garden has been a great success. Are you going to try any veggies in the hot house, or is that purely for flowers?

crochet lady said...

Wonderful cabinet! Our harvest was over several weeks ago. Snow fell thick and heavy this last week again, but thankfully all melted in a day! I am just not ready for winter yet.

merrilymarylee said...

Hubby is doing a fabulous job on the cabinet! I know you're going to love it! The man works fast, too. Do you have another project on the horizon?

As for you, surely you can't find another place for your canning/freezing goodies by now. It was a most colorful harvest!

Chickens. . . the living compost heaps, huh? :)

The picture of the dogs was so sweet! There is something about Roxie...I love the new girl in the group. Looks like the Peeks have accepted her entirely. So sweet!

The Things We Carried said...

Wow, you are busy at your place!

Wobegon Cottage said...

You are a lucky lady to have such a talented hubby. your cabinet looks great. I always feel a little sad at the end of harvest season, maybe it is because of where I live and winters are long and cold. I like growing things. Have a great day!

Kat said...

Those frozen peppers come in handy, don't they?
The canbinet is going to be very useful. I bet a flat screene HDTV is going in the middle! Great job! I wish I was that talented in the "finish" area of carpentry.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

The cabinet is coming along wonderfully. It was foggy here this morning too. I love it!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Love the mists, the cabinet, the veggies! *smiling*

Those would have been good in my omelette this morning!

Deb Shucka said...

I love the gingerbread on your cabinet! And your pictures from yesterday took my breath away. Looking forward to seeing the new calf soon.

lakeviewer said...

Wait just a minute! You must make pesto with the basil, better than oil or vinegar when added or smeared over sandwiches, fish or chicken before baking, over pasta, added to soups. If I had basil, that's what I would do, then freeze in tiny batches to use as needed.

NitWit1 said...

I love to have celery, green and red bell peppers ready for any recipe.

NitWit1 said...

I love to have celery, green and red bell peppers ready for any recipe.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Your cabinet looks wonderful!

Our garden was a little bit of a disappointment this year here in NC. Your pictures are inspiring me to try again next spring!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

KB said...

What a harvest! That's impressive. It (almost) makes me want to live in a warmer climate.

Beautiful mist off the pond today.

Angie Ledbetter said...

What an industrious duo!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That cabinent is just beautiful. I can't believe y'all built that!
I look forward to seeing what you do with those peppers this winter.

Nezzy said...

The cabinet is turning out great! You'll enjoy those veggies this winter, yummy!

You and hubby are just a dynamic duo. Have a great week!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, your hubby does good work. And to think he works for food. Don't suppose he hires out.

Carol............. said...

I really like that cabinet! I could almost taste the peppers.

The steamboat picture on the header is wonderful!

Angie Muresan said...

I love that cabinet! It is beautiful and has such presence. How wonderful to have a husband who is so handy.

Laura said...

Hi Carol-

I just wanted you to kow that I read The Help, after your recommendation, and I am now reading Rick Bragg's All Over But the Shoutin'.

Oh my... awesome recommendations.

I would love to have just a tiny hint of Rick Bragg's style- I would be forever grateful!

Keep recommending!

By the way- with blogging, gardening, your farm, etc. when do you read?

Laura

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Very pretty, the read and the green. I need to gather my peppers. Didn't think of freezing them. Do you blanch them first?

jeannette stgermain said...

Your hubby never stops working!! Tell him to take some time off:) with you, of course:)

Love the misty pic!

Gaston Studio said...

You are SO industrious! Love the photos too.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful peppers! And yes, chickens are the greatest composters.

Medora said...

I adore peppers - yours look so crunchy and yummy! Your pictures always make me hungry.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carol, I'm catching up with blogs today... It may take a year. I read all of yours this week. That sunrise is fabulous. Congrats on the new calf...

Your doggies are all such cuties... Don't know how you keep up with all of the animals.

AND---I love seeing the progress each day on your entertainment cabinet. What a perfect place for one. You have a talented hubby, don't you???? And of course, it was your idea.. SO--that is most important of all. I love it... Did you keep the fireplace?

Glad to be home!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Elenka said...

That cabinet is awesome. What a great idea. Can't wait to see it with the tv in it.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your husband is getting that cabinet together so fast! i love the little corner piece at the top. They remind me of a Mississippi paddlewheeler!