Saturday, November 1, 2008

The final totals

Done! We are Done! Another harvest out of the fields & in the bins.

Farmer-dear will finish cleaning out and storing the combine & heads on Monday. Next job on his horizon is anhydrous applying.

Unofficial totals are the corn yields running from 103 bushels per acre to the high of 138 bushels. Not bad for our dryland, hilly, clay ground.
The beans averaged in the high 30s. Again not bad considering we had no rain for over a month when the beans where forming.

And in the farmhouse kitchen the totals are 4 dehydrator trays of zucchini shreds (or 1 quart canning jar), 2 trays of raisins (1 pint jar);

and 7 jelly jars of really spicy Hot Pepper Jelly. (note to self: Next time take the seeds out of the jalapenos.)

The rest of today was spent making a loaf of bread;
attending a 40th wedding anniversary Open House and getting to see old friends and new babies.
Home to vacuum up the invasion of lady beetles;
make a quick supper (who's hungry after anniversary cake?)
and suffering through 1 quarter of the NU/OU game. Too pitiful to continue watching. Yeah, I'm not a great fan. It was just too painful.

Have a restful Sunday everyone,

~~"I am rich today with autumn's gold, All that my covetous hands can hold; Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod, A goldfinch on a milkweed pod, Huge golden pumpkins in the field With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield"
- Gladys Harp

1 comment:

  1. Ah, Kay, we couldn't finish watching the game, either, though DH put himself through most of the first half.
    Congratulations on finishing your harvest! I have a question, though. How do you use dried shredded zucchini? I have several bags of it in the freezer, but I never even thought of dehydrating it.