Harvest Monday December 24, 2018

Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. I managed to get a couple of fresh harvests last week. The greenhouse lettuce is finally large enough to start cutting. Everything grows slowly this time of year, so I am happy to get this modest cutting of greens for salad. This is Ezrilla, a frilly green one-cut Tango type lettuce. I’m also growing Tango itself which should be ready for cutting soon. We enjoyed this batch on a salad I made for lunch one day.

Ezrilla lettuce

Ezrilla lettuce

And I made another small cutting from the turnip greens. Our weather has moderated and warmed up a bit and the fall greens are so far still alive and growing. Some of these went into stuffed mushrooms, and the rest got cooked up for a side dish. The fall garden did not do nearly as well as it usually does, but the turnips have held on quite nicely.

turnip greens

turnip greens

I want to thank Ally for helping me with this post. She does like to sit on my lap, and has been known to jump up and surprise me. She is also fascinated by the computer monitor, especially when I show her cat-friendly videos like this one with Birds and Squirrels Being Awesome. Yep, she really likes that one with the sound turned up!

Ally helping

Ally helping

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest of any size or shape you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And please be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting, or wishing they were harvesting!

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8 Responses to Harvest Monday December 24, 2018

  1. Sue Garrett says:

    We haven’t been to the allotment for a fortnight but will probably pay a quick harvesting visit this afternoon.

    I wonder what animals make of TV and computer images?

  2. Will - Eight Gate Farm - NH says:

    Happy holidays to you and your family, Dave, including the furry ones! Thank you for all you do for us.

  3. Michelle says:

    Ally is such a sweet girl! Years ago a friend gave us a “cat sitter” video (pre You Tube) of birds and other enticing animals that had my cat riveted to the TV, it was such fun to watch him watching. He has always perked up and paid attention whenever critters are on the tube.

    Warm holiday wishes from me to you, Lynda, Ally and Puddin. And thank you for carrying on with Harvest Monday.

  4. Merry Christmas Dave .. See you have a lovely “cat harvest” again!!

  5. ray edwards says:

    Thanks for another year of sharing gardening with us. Our house burned to the ground in Il (zone 5) and we bought land in OH (zone 6). the season in OH is longer (similar to yours) but the “soil” clay is going to be a challenge for me to get1 used to! Do II need to get a cat ilke you have??
    Have a great Christmas to yours and yours.

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      So sorry to hear about your house Ray! That is sad news indeed. My old garden had a heavy clay soil and I just kept adding organic material to it. Eventually it loosened up considerably. I used leaves, straw, manure, compost, and cover crops like rye and clover.

  6. Margaret says:

    Would have loved those greens on our Christmas table! Aly is so cute!! I’ll have to play that video for our little kitty to see how she reacts 🙂 Wishing you and your family all the best during the holidays!

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