I try to keep my blog upbeat and happy because so many people need a place to 'escape' to and I've been told that they like to come here for that.
But, my blog is also about life here on the wanna-be farm/homestead so every now and then you'll get a glimpse of reality and the not-so-nice parts of the wanna-be farm/homestead.
And today's post, my friends, is just one of those posts so bare with me...
Every winter Country Boy and I start talking about the vegetables we want to plant in the garden come spring. We get excited! We enjoy gardening and we especially enjoy eating the fruits of our labor.
After deciding what we want to grow we purchase the seeds and start cleaning up the garden and amending the
sand soil. I start many of the seeds in the greenhouse during the winter months so that we'll have a jump start before spring actually arrives.
Every year the plants begin to grow and start looking lush and beautiful. You can read HERE how this year's garden was coming along.
And every year, we hardly get any yield from those lush, beautiful plants, sigh.
I'm over it!
I read a blog this morning that was showing beautiful images of their crops. I was so happy for them. I really was cuz I'm not the jealous type. I started to leave a comment but decided against it because I didn't want to come across as jealous or complaining about my own lack of yield. But, it got me thinking about our crop and what little we bring in year after year for one reason or another and how I was feeling about the whole gardening thing... I'm disappointed and over it!
So, I grabbed my camera so that I could show you what our garden looks like now.
My tomato plants...
A couple of days ago something ate every leaf on all 24 of my tomato plants... overnight!
I had big dreams of canning tomato sauce, tomato paste, salsa, you name it.
The yield from said tomato plants? About six small tomatoes.
Here's the lima beans...
They don't like a lot of rain and we've had a lot of rain. (Sorry to those of you in the midst of a drought.)
The yield for lima beans? About one half a sandwich baggie.
I didn't bother taking a picture of the blackeye peas or potatoes. They're pretty much dead.
Blackeye pea yield? About one half a sandwich baggie.
Potato yield? I've only checked a couple of rows but I got two tiny potatoes the size of my thumbnail.
What IS doing OK and still slowly producing you may ask?
And my rescued green pepper plant from the compost bin is beginning to produce some green peppers.
Apparently they both don't mind our amended
While I love to show y'all pretty pictures of life here on the wanna-be farm/homestead the subject of the pictures is not always that pretty.
Country Boy and I are at a loss as to what we need to do to actually get some vegetables from our lush, beautiful plants.
I know we're over it right now but come winter, we'll probably get excited again about growing some vegetables and we'll try it again. It's who we are. We want a farm. We want home grown vegetables, dad gummit! And preferably our own!
Thankfully, I have still been able to do a bit of canning this summer thanks to some generous people who can actually grow stuff and had an abundance of their crops.
In other 'over it' news...
I'm over PC's and all their issues.
Some day I will own a Mac, sigh.
Well, that's reality here on the wanna-be farm/homestead. It's not all fun and games and pretty pictures, haha!
Till next time,