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)
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.