Full Harvest Mode - July 31, 2020 @goldenoakfarm

in homesteading •  6 days ago 

Sugar peas, squash, cukes crop July 2020.jpg

Another day of high humidity so I got out there early and started harvesting vegetables. The cukes would go in cold water for making pickles on Saturday. The squash was too old and would go to the chickens. I got a nice harvest of peas and they made 3½ more meals (pints) in the freezer.

Zuchinni, herbs for treats crop July 2020.jpg

I got another zucchini from the New Herb garden and harvested a big bowl of herbs and flowers for the chickens’ frozen treats. We got 1 SunGold type tomato.

Calendula, echinacea, basil for dehydrator crop July 2020.jpg

Then I went out and harvested the herbs for the dehydrator: calendula, echinacea purpurea, and basil.

Friday's harvest2 crop July 2020.jpg

The whole harvest on Friday

I got all but about half of the echinacea into both dehydrators. Some of the basil was for our use, the rest for the hens.

On Saturday I will spend the day making pickles, and emptying and reloading the dehydrators. The pickles will be Christmas gifts as I have enough for the year already.

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Nice looking vegetables you have there. I would like to grow my own herbs.