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Catch and Harvest

June 21st, 2020 at 05:56 am

The guys went prawning this weekend and came back with lots of spot prawns for the freezer. These particular prawns sell for $16 per pound. Plus we had some for dinner tonight and what was leftover will be made into ceviché tostadas tomorrow for dinner. They are such good prawns. There is nothing like eating freshly caught seafood. And these prawns are so sweet and good, they don't require seasoning or butter or anything at all. And only two minutes of cooking, so they are fast and easy, too.

In all of the fishing trips the guys have done so far this year they have more than paid for their licenses, paid for my license once I can finally get it, paid for the gas and bait expenses, and still had a lot left over in the value of the prawns. It'll probably be a couple of weeks before they go out again and by then I should have the issue straightened out with the licensing, assuming my new social security card ever arrives. We are watching the mail like a hawk. It should be here no later than Tuesday going by the 7 to 10 business days. But the government is slower during the lockdown so who knows?

We have gotten a ton of strawberries off our bushes this week. It is the equivalent of 10 pints. Organic strawberries in the store are selling for $17.98 for a flat of four pints. That is $44.95 worth of organic berries if we had bought them.

I made roasted radishes last night and they turned out well. I mixed avocado oil and butter to toss them in and then sprinkled them with salt and Italian seasoning. They turned out pretty good, but I think needed more salt, and maybe some pepper. I might try olive oil next time instead of avocado oil as it does lend some more flavor and just roast at a lower temp for longer. We did icicle radishes and malanga radishes from our garden. Everyone liked or at least tolerated (DD) them. The malanga ones stain your skin purple, though. It would make a nice natural dye for Easter eggs. I like them a little better than the icicle ones.

Our potatoes are coming up really well for the oldest planting. We should be seeing some in the newer plantings in a few more days. I need to put dirt on the ones that have come up, though. Potatoes need to be hilled.

We put up a fence to keep rabbits out of the beans and corn garden. We caught one eating the new sprouts. We knew something was eating them, but not what until we caught one in the act. I replanted in two of the bean rows and hopefully will replant in the other two tomorrow. There are still some bean plants that are thriving, but not near enough if I want to grow enough to can for the year, which I do.

We also need to get the corn weeded, which will be a big pain in the neck because I can't sit on the ground. I'll have to sit on something that gets me close to the ground and lean, which is not my favorite way to weed because I have a tendency to lose my balance, but it has to be done. DH and DS will help.

Mom made some jam with the strawberries from the garden. She can't help much outside, but she can still do canning inside. Then she took some of the blueberries from last season from the freezer and made some blueberry jam, too. There is nothing like homemade jam when it comes to jam.

I hope to get some broccoli, spinach, carrots, and radishes planted tomorrow.

5 Responses to “Catch and Harvest”

  1. mumof2 Says:

    I can't wait to plant our garden again winter here so will have to wait a few months...I should can/jar them but i don't know how so we just dry them and jar/freeze them

  2. GratefulSaver Says:

    Your garden sounds lovely!

  3. Wink Says:

    There really is nothing better then garden fresh produce!

  4. Lucky Robin Says:

    Mumof2--You can learn to can on youtube. I would recommend watching The Kneady Homesteader, Suttonsdaze, and Katzcradul.

  5. Amber Says:

    Lol I had to Google prawns, I’m not a sea food person.
    I love that you’re able to garden, I wish I had a yard

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