"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Monday, May 30, 2011

Harvest Monday - Memorial Day!!

10.55 ounces of Portabella's!!

YAHOO!



One .... Just ONE Strawberry!

Hubby & I shared it ;)

Actually, last night my niece and I picked 2 more ripe ones!


This photo was taken Thursday evening....my KY Pole Beans are sprouting! I am so excited! I was worried that the seeds may have washed away or rotted out with this INSANE amount of rainfall we have had. Thus far it looks like 7 out of the 8 I planted around this pole have come up!

We'd enjoyed more lettuce from our lettuce patch for dinner during the week, but I already forgot to weigh it!


In other gardening news, we were hoping to get our main gardens in today and it looks like it STILL won't happen :( Hubby gave them another till last night and they are so muddy from all this dang rain that the tiller actually got stuck. Allen had to hook tow chains up to it and lift it out of the mud/garden with our tractor front end loader!!!! Keep your fingers crossed that we have NO rain this week so the beds dry up and the veggies can go in!


I am linking up to Harvest Monday over at Daphne's Dandelions. Check out other gardener's harvests over there.




18 comments:

Nancy said...

Well you have one more strawberry than me. Congratulations!

Maybe I'll get my plants in too if it dries up enough. :)

Robin said...

Boy those first strawberries are the best! I always eat a few while I'm picking them too!

Hopefully your gardens will dry out this week so you can get your crops in. The excessive rain finally stopped here this past week

Dirt Lover said...

This is the craziest weather here, too! If it weren't for my raised beds, I don't know when I'd be getting in my garden. Hey, portabellas! So nice! I've never attempted them, so I am in awe. Good job.
~~Lori

Bee Girl said...

Can you chase some of that rain our way??? We've had zero rain all spring!

Congrats on those potabellas! Yum!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So cool I have never tried growing mushroom yet! I hope the weather will be very pleasant for you so you can work on your garden.

foodgardenkitchen said...

I loved reading about your farm family! I also am a sucker for rescues and I had horses for 25 years until I lost my horse of 15 years in a tragic pasture accident 4+ years ago (which led to gardening as my new [and much less expensive] hobby). USERL is one of the charities I support though.

How do you grow your portabellas? We have a few mushroom logs but they never really did anything; we heard from the mushroom guy we got the spores from that something was wrong with that batch of spores because no one really got much from the batch.

kitsapFG said...

Yum! Portabello mushrooms! How fun is that?

Sorry the weather is being so uncooperative. Hopefully a dry spell will commence soon and you will be good to go.

Daphne said...

I'll be hoping for dry weather for you. We could use an inch of rain here. It hasn't rained in a while and the weather has been hot. I hope we don't get a repeat of last year. I like living in a place that gets rain most weeks.

I love portabells. Well I love mushrooms in general. They are so good.

Allison at Novice Life said...

foodgardenkitchen - thank you! I am so sorry to hear about your horse. I also have a friend who recently lost her beloved in a freak pasture accident :/ They are so strong, yet so fragile.

USERL is a GREAT charity!!

For the Portabella's, this is our first go round trying to grow mushrooms so I ordered a kit from cooksgarden.com....We've been pleased with the results thus far. I'd like to try some other varities too, but continuing to have to buy the kits would get $$$.

Wendy said...

Hi Allison, thanks for visiting. I'm going to have to come back and learn all about portabella growing. We blow the grocery budget on that way too much, but I can't go without them. My husband had never eaten a chive bloom and thought I was nuts to harvest those. Until he ate one. :-)

Farmgirl Gourmet said...

I think that a lot of gardeners are feeling your pain. I know I am here in the West. Everything is dormant! Although I did eat a radish yesterday from the garden. It was the first thing this season! Ready for nicer weather! Congrats on the strawberry! :)

Heahter

Brie said...

Wow! The mushrooms are sure happy - good for you! A grilled port burger sure sounds divine on a day like today!

Jennifurla said...

Cool, great job here!

Shawn Ann said...

I totally understand about the rain. We are well over our normal annual rainfall and it is only May! I am glad our garden's have not floated away or drown!

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

IK thought it was so cute tht you shared the strawberry. I can just picture you cutting it in half with such ceremony. Very funny!

Mac said...

Whoa portabellas, that's a very nice harvest. One strawberry is better than none :)

RandomGardener said...

How do you grow portabella mushroon? I never read anyone else growing them. Must be really nice to be able to harvest them. 1st strawberry is the best!

Allison at Novice Life said...

RG - They come in a kit. My husband is the one who did it, but that I can gather, the box was already filled with soil and some sort of spore, I assume, and it just kept the box watered/moist and in a cooler, darker area (the basement)