Monday, July 12, 2010

A Day Full of Harvest!

This is not the control monster zucchini that my children are trying to grow as big as they can…this is another zucchini that I found hidden. We are still letting the other one get bigger! But, Eli really liked this one. He did not like it when I took it away! He thought it was a cool new toy or something to sleep with. The zucchini is getting a bit out of control around here. Tomorrow I am making some Zucchini Chocolate cupcakes to send with DH to work for their July birthday party! I think I better make a bunch!
Well, today, we went out to the farm again to pick Blueberries and Raspberries. The kids enjoyed “dressing up” like fruits and vegetables.
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We took our tractor ride out to the fields and we had our buckets ready for picking! And yes, I was crazy enough to take 4 year old twins and a baby!  My friend brought her 1 and 2 yr olds! Not the easiest, but we did it and we had fun and wore ourselves out! I am sure we looked like quite the bunch.
Once again, the kids ate more than they brought back in their buckets. They just couldn’t help themselves!
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The plants were just loaded!
And we had a lovely friend following us around.
When I returned home to my own garden, I was surprised to find the royal burgundy beans just full! I think I got about 2 quarts of just royal burgundy. I also got a Sebring Zucchini, and 8 ball, 13 cherry tomatoes, 7 Juliet grape tomatoes, 2 American genuine cucumbers, the first Lemon Cucumber of the season, and a handful of basil! The Lemon cucumber and some of the tomatoes are gone already!
It was quite a busy day harvesting all these fruits and vegetables! I’d like to say I picked the peaches too, and I was tempted cause we were right there in the orchard, but I did not want to hold up the tractor! So, I got them back at the farm market. But I got 2 lbs of raspberries and 3 lbs of blueberries!
Let me tell you, I am more bound and determined now than ever that I am going to grow some raspberries! These things are so AWESOME! They just DON’T taste like that from the store! I had forgotten how good and yummy fresh raspberries were! I ate a whole plate!
Well we are all wore out from the busy day of harvesting! I hope you had great harvests today as well!
Visit Daphne's Dandelions to see other harvests!


  1. That ginormous zucchini is unbelievable! I bet not many people have a baby picture of themselves with a monster zuke like that. That's so cool that you took the kids out to harvest. I'm so envious of your raspberries, blueberries, and heck, the rest of your harvest, too!

  2. LOL, you'd better hope Eli doesn't wrap that zucchini in a baby blanket and refuse to part with it, like Ribbit's little one did!

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day and a great harvest.

  3. What a cute picture of Eli and the zucchini! Wow, that's alot of blueberries...

  4. Thanks all! No, I'm sure there aren't a lot of baby pictures out there with giant zucchinis! That one is a keeper!
    Granny, it seemed like he wanted to wrap it up and go to sleep with it!Lol!
    It's a lot of fun going to the farm to pick all those berries, but I sure hope to grow my own sometime! They sure wouldn't be wasted around here, that is for sure!

  5. So far my zucchini is being finicky. It occasionally puts out one, but not often. I hope it ramps up soon. I want some more zucchini.