Category Archives: Harvest

Yesterday’s Harvest



OK, so it will never be displayed in the Met.

My new Olympus doesn’t do quite so well inside as out. But this is what I harvested yesterday.

I took the photo just moments before I chopped up the peppers and tossed them in a stir-fry.

I ate the broccoli and tomato for lunch, today.

Springtime (almost)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAh, late winter in Florida. Daytime temperatures in the high 70s, dropping to the mid-60s at night. A time when all men’s fancy turns to – calling a lawn service and having the #!&* oak leaves vacuumed up!

But I resisted the awful temptation and fired up my trusty hand-powered rake. I worked for one and a half hours before lunch today. I only managed to get the gutter in front of my house plus my driveway. At least now I can tell that I have a driveway.

When I took a break for lunch I decided I needed a little inspiration to keep going. So I watched some “Homesteader Porn.” Don’t Worry, it’s definitely G rated. But it got me all pumped up to go out and do some more raking.

It reminded me of Laura Ingalls helping her dad with the haying. Except Laura was only 4 foot 11 (1.5m)! Talk about strength and coordination!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat I’ve harvested since last I posted.

(4) Tomatoes: 19 ounces

(1) green pepper: 1.6 ounces

(4) heads of broccoli: 19 ounces

(1) head of cauliflower: 5.8 ounces

A handful of jalapenos 1.3 ounces

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA handful of broccoli florets: 2 ounces

Notice the head of cauliflower – that one plant that never formed a head suddenly did!

I never did find my camera—but I got a new one. It’s an Olympus VG-160. The pictures are better quality; you wouldn’t believe how many out-of-focus shots I had with my old camera.