Industrious and beautiful Wife, widely known for her fabled “green thumb”, has officially declared the growing season and the harvest of 2019 officially at an end. Using all the expertise at her command, and commanding back-breaking labor from her ever admiring hubby, she has planned and executed all that took place in the vast, expansive (somewhat less than 224 square feet), and fruitful gardens of the Serendipity Farmhouse estate.
The result of her labor and planning is the most bounteous harvest ever achieved since the SFH sign was affixed to the entrance way of our humble abode. Her struggle and sweat through one the hottest and most grueling growing seasons ever recorded in this area were rewarded with fresh vegetables on the dinner table on a daily basis, and with frozen, dehydrated, and canned food stores to brighten our table through the holidays, holy days, and days between now and the next harvest.
Yet, my humble Spouse is the first to say that none of this would have been possible without His help and watchful care. That is a reason to be thankful, that is a reason for giving thanks. That is but one of many reasons why we will pray to Him in thanksgiving on November 28th.
And now, without further ado, Mr. Monte, in his capacity as SFH Chief Statistician, has gathered pictures and compiled statistics to show what Blondie has accomplished in her gardens during Anno Domini MMXIX.
SFH 2019 Harvest Totals
|Beans, green stringless||191||07-07|
|Beet greens||2 bunches||06-06|
|Peppers, Cow Horn||37||10-18|
|Tomatoes, Big Beef||131||09-26|
|Tomatoes, Golden Jubilee||20||09-19|
|Tomatoes, Mr. Stripey||118||09-26|
SFH 2019 Preserving Totals
|Okra, frozen||7 packages|
|Okra, pickled||8 pint jars|
|Pasta Sauce||18 pint jars|
|Peppers, Cow Horn, dry canned||1 pint jar|
|Peppers, pickled||10 1/2 pint jars|
|Pesto||5 4-oz containers|
|Popcorn, dry canned||6 quart jars|
|Raspberries, frozen||1 package|
|Salsa||27 pint jars|
Serendipity Farmhouse is not a hobby. Serendipity Farmhouse is our way of life.
Serendipity Farmhouse is where we Pray, Prepare, and Preserve.
SFH by the Numbers – Facts & Statistics
SFH Plantings: See SFH 2019 Plantings
SFH Harvest: See SFH 2019 Harvest
SFH Preserving: See SFH 2019 – Preserving – Food for Tomorrow
SFH WX Station Report – Monthly: See SFH Weather Summaries & Statistics
SFH WX Station Report – Weekly: SFH WX 2019-11-04 through 11-10
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Why is popcorn part of the harvest? And what are garlic scapes?
We dry can pop corn which is part of preserving here at Serendipity.
Garlic scapes are the flowering stems from the hard neck garlic.They are just delicious.You can use them in salads and you can add them to your recipes for more flavor.
Most impressive! Most impressive! Love these pictures and data. You worked hard and, despite the heavy spring rains, following drought and summer heat, you pulled in a wonderful harvest! The best is yet to come!