Friday, January 24, 2020

A Full Day For Sure: Collards, Carrots and more!

We packed a lot into today!

We started the morning out doing individual projects, hubby was working on his woodshed extension and I harvested  more collards.  


All morning hubby worked on his project and I got the collards, cut, cleaned and in the pot so that they could start cooking down.  (Picture above on the left:  my dinning room table was covered high with collards.  Picture on the above right:  collards in the pot cooking down.)



After I finished getting the collards in the pot, I visited the greenhouse and harvested these tomatoes and cucumbers.  I am so very pleased with the way we've been able to grow things in the greenhouse this winter.

We took the discarded parts of the collards and gave them to the chickens.  I had another little talk with them about picking up their egg production!  They're doing better but are not back up to full production!

I started cleaning out the containers in our container garden and in our raised beds.  Next month we'll start planting a few things so I need to have everything ready. 

After lunch we headed back outside and I set to work thinning out our carrots while hubby got back to his woodshed extension project.  Every now and then he would call me over to hold a board or hand him something if he was up on the ladder.  We worked like this all afternoon, helping each other when needed, chatting back and forth and working on our individual projects.  There was just something so peaceful and right about the whole day!

My Vicky Challenge savings added up to 6 hours of construction labor by my hubby @ $15/hour on the woodshed extension, the tomatoes I grew in the greenhouse along with the cucumbers  Previous balance was $391 + $96.56 = $486.56.

Our high temp today was 67 degrees … hence the reason we could work outside most of the day!

I hope you've had a great day!

patsi

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8 comments:

  1. I am amazed at all you are harvesting from the greenhouse! There is definitely a front between us and you. It rained all day here and topped out at 41. We stayed inside and Hubby worked on recaulking the bathroom sinks. He spend hours removing the old caulk which was a good project for a cold, rainy day.

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    1. Lana, I-95 seems to be the dividing line. Snow will get as far as I-95 and stop … so close but still so far away! We are supposed to get rain overnight. Recaulking the bathroom sinks is a good inside job for a cold, rainy day! I know you're glad you're getting it done!

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    2. I-85 is the dividing line here but we are only a mile north of it so it means nothing for us really.

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  2. Sounds like a nice day to work together. I like being with my dh when he is working outside, even if I am mostly a gopher since I don't have much talent for working on cars or building things. At least I can keep him company and make sure he doesn't get hurt.
    You cracked me up giving your chickens a talking to...they are such funny creatures, aren't they. Hope they start laying again.
    What beautiful veggies from your greenhouse. All that hard work building it has sure paid off. Great job on the collards too.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

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    1. Kathy, that's my role too, gopher, but while I'm waiting for him to send me on the next gopher run, I like to do my own thing. I don't enjoy not having something to do! Yes, chickens are funny things, their antics could give some TV shows a run for their money! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Patsy, I have eagerly been watching your success with your greenhouse. We are saving supplies to hopefully build one next year. What USDA Hardiness Zone are you located in?
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry (Hardiness Zone 6b/7a)

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    1. Jeannie, we are in hardiness zone 8a. You will love your greenhouse, we do!

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    2. Oh, you are quite a bit further south than I; so tomatoes and cucumbers may not be doable for me. However, I am willing to try and see what will work. Many vegetables already grow through the winter here under hoop houses but a greenhouse will add to our options.
      Thanks.
      Jeannie

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