Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In Other News...

Our tomatoes have finally started to ripen.

I'm still picking zucchini.

The first of the green beans were picked just yesterday.

A huge owl perched in the top of one of our Cedar trees a few nights ago and hooted at us. She looked like she had a 5 foot wing span when she flew away. Which is why I am calling her a "she", and thinking she might have been a Great Horned Owl (the females are larger than the males).

The blueberries have started to taper off finally, 38 pounds later. Yes. For the first time ever, we had so many berries that I decided to weigh each picking. I should have been weighing all of the produce that I pick from our property, so that I could post the total weight of fruits and veggies we grew. Perhaps next year.

Just as the blueberries are tapering off, the Strawberries and Raspberries are giving a go at their second crop. I love the non-stop-ness of Oregon berry season.

The trail cam caught our kitties down in the woods, hunting in the middle of the night.

Which made me fear for their lives, since these other kitties have been frequenting the very same path.

Not to mention Wile E. Coyote.

And... I've been working on reproducing this Victorian pin cushion...

Watch for the pattern to become available by the end of the week!

7 comments:

Denise said...

lots of great news, as for the owl, you MUST check out from your library, "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen. It's a wintery tale, but may be appreciated even now after your special sighting. Definitely in my top five of all kids lit.

Tracey said...

What a wonderful harvest! I would LOVE to see an owl like that... how lucky you are :^)

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely produce there ... we have finished our beans season.. the birds had our berries (in an effort to keep them from eating every thing else leave those for them ..lol) and a wol ooooo .. we have one here but not seen only heard :) love mouse xxxx

Debi@7Gates said...

It's amazing to see you're harvest in season and ours in N.C. ending. I had so much zucchini this season and made so many chocolate chip zucchini mini-bread loaves, which friends loved. Your photos make me miss the good veggies from my garden. Love the owl.

trillium said...

Was that a bobcat???

I can't wait to visit Oregon in October and I hope there might be some berries still available.

Marie said...

great post Beth! I love the owl picture and the night cam pics -- love the eyes on the coyote!! And I still would like more zucchini. the only ones I've had this year are the ones I got from you last month....

I think it's time for another visit. I want to see those puppies too.

Peggy Lee said...

Our local produce stand has closed for the season already. We had the last of the corn last week.

I in the middle of unpacking winter clothes. This is happening too soon for me!