Weekly Garden and Harvest Update 4/22-5/1

Happy May Day! I meant to post my weekly harvest update earlier in the week but with such horrible weather (storms every day), our internet has been incredibly unreliable. We have been very fortunate at my house though – no damage, but mom and I did see a tornado this past Friday. We watched it through the windows and at one point, it seemed like it was headed straight for us. Instead it damaged a lot of homes at the other end of our road, about a mile away.

Here are a couple of local links about the storm:

Mom and I haven’t been able to really get out in the yard to do any work, other than a few minor tasks (covering up the potato towers). We definitely need to get out there and weed. Hopefully this weekend.

Harvested (since last update):
– 21 Stalks of Asparagus (Some have already been grilled, the others will go into a Quiche this time – I swear)

The last of my winter squash seeds (right) have grown big enough to plant. The dill on the right needs to be planted soon.
The last of my winter squash seeds (right) have grown big enough to plant. The dill on the left needs to be planted soon.
I'm determined to use these chive blossoms this year. Suggestions?
I’m determined to use these chive blossoms this year. Suggestions?
It looks like a big footed raccoon (maybe) has been stomping all over my kohlrabi. Tried to put up netting, but a bird got tangled, so I removed it.
It looks like a big footed raccoon (maybe) has been stomping all over my kohlrabi. Tried to put up netting, but a bird got tangled, so I removed it.
Grilling out on a rare sunny day.
Grilling out on a rare sunny day.
The asparagus were from our garden, but sadly the zucchini and squash were not (yet).
The asparagus were from our garden, but sadly the zucchini and squash were not (yet).

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Funny story about this last picture. Way back in October of this past year, my mom received some tomato plants that my granddad had dug up from his ditch. As we were separating the plants in our yard, we spotted something moving. It was a crawfish, maybe 2 inches long, ferociously snapping at us with his claws. We moved it to our ditch and wondered every few months if he was still living. Today, I received the above picture at work – mom spotted our crawfish! He had grown to be almost 5 inches and was still just as feisty as ever. We were quite tickled.

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