Monday, September 12, 2016

Harvest Monday; September 12, 2016

Yes, made it back. Been a busy few weeks around here. Put the post up from our 2nd vacation day and I put our 3rd day up this past Saturday. But we are here for Harvest Monday. All Harvest Mondays can be found at Our Happy Acres.
Did a big clean- up this weekend. I let weeds overrun all of the beds, the tomatoes died off, and the marigolds have taken over. That in itself has been the best investment. Probably $5.00 invested. I got a few bell peppers and a lot of banana peppers picked this week.

The before and after shots. Man it was a chore to get those weeds out. Hope to plant some cabbages.

Hot peppers that are certainly colorful. My wife is going to take some to work with her for one of her coworkers. I am going to use some in my salsa. Have to buy some romas at the farmers' market though. Sad day here when tomatoes run out. 


I planted some turnips a few weeks ago along with some cabbage seeds but the cabbage did not start. So my idea was to plant out the bed with turnips. Good idea if I had the seed to plant. 

Well that's all I got for now. Happy Harvesting. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Vacation Day 3

On our 3rd day of vacation we went ziplining. Now if you haven't tried this I do recommend it. It was our son's idea originally so we looked around for places near where we were staying and found a place called Navitat. Outstanding people and seemingly good organization with sustainable practices at the core of it's operation. They have 2 different sets of ziplines at the Asheville location; a 10 zipline course and a 3 zipline course. We did the 3 zipline course as it promised greater heights, lengths, and speed. Here's the link for more info. Navitat Canopy Adventures.
My son took his video camera and mounted it to his head. Here's a link to his You Tube posting of this adventure. And yes, he beats me 3 times.