Saturday I cleaned out the garden beds,with the exception of the pumpkin and tomato beds.
Not the biggest harvest,but a harvest nonetheless:
The carrots were the biggest grower this year,beside the green beans. I could've left the carrots a while longer in the bed covered with mulch,but the beds are being moved.
See this photo below? This is where our barn is going to go.Right off our garage. The chicken coop is going to be turned to the left and will be used for tool storage. The chickens will be kept in an area in the barn,with their own little outdoor roaming area. The window that you see on the garage is going-it's going onto the barn. That area will a door so we can access the barn from inside the garage. The back of the coop will also have a door so we can access it from inside the barn. Where I am standing in the photo will be a grazing area for the sheep and goats.
Next year,we are going to scale back the garden. It makes no sense to continue growing things that never do well,or that we never seem to eat. Garlic,carrots, and green beans are things we will grow,and more of them. This year's carrot crop was great. Plus,Richie eats green beans and carrots as part of his diet,so that will also save us money. What else we are going to do will be determined. I do want to grow a dye garden for dying my yarn.
Today I am going to freeze the carrots. Tonight it's ham,fresh carrots and potatoes (what we have of them).
How did your harvest go? Is there anything you have decided to stop growing because it just never seems to do well?