Monday, September 10, 2012

Picked a Peck of Poblano Peppers

Ok, not a peck.  A bunch.  But "bunch" doesn't sound the same, so there you go.

Hello peppers!

This is the first time I think I've gotten peppers that are pepper sized and have thick walls.

Normally I get a million little tiny ones with thin walls that are just stupid.

Not this year.  It's like a miracle, but I think it has to do with the fact that I planted the little plants deep in the ground.  I covered half the stem or more.  Usually more.  I truly believe that turned the tide on these guys.

Not to worry, my head isn't getting too big off of my success.  The carrots kept me humble.

Months of waiting and they are kinda scrawny.  Sadness.
Honestly, though, I'm just glad I got carrots.  I don't usually get any.  Or they all look like this:
Freaky weird carrots of freaky weirdness. 
Yeah, I did get a couple of those, including that wacky one above.  Think there might have been a couple of rocks in the soil?
No matter, I don't believe anything smells as good as carrots do when you pull them out of the ground.  For that reason alone I would grow them.  It is a beautiful thing. 
***This week I am prepping for the festival on Saturday, so I might be too busy to check in.  I am thinking of all of you, though and I will look forward to seeing what you're all up to when I get back.  I promise to have some good stories and lots of pictures.  Take care!
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  1. Stuff those babies full of cheese (cream cheese, grated cheddar, and diced onions), batter them (eggs, milk, and cornmeal) and deep fry them...Chili Rellenos!!!....We've eaten our weight in them.

    (you can tell I'm from the South, huh? since my first reaction was fry them!)

  2. Oh my carrots look like your peppers, and my peppers look like your carrots! If we lived closer I'd ask to trade some for some!!

  3. Jen--That sounds fantastic! Cheese on/in anything is good, no matter what anyone says.

    Sweetland--I would have gladly traded. The mutant carrots are just sad, sad, sad.

  4. Hello there, I just read the comment you left on to Sing With Goats. It was such a perfect response! Also, what business do you run from home? I am looking for a bit of a change up!

  5. Hey Sarah,

    I only had the answer because I've gone through/am going through the same thing. I totally understand. I hope it helped.

    We (me) run a small homestead farm with free-range eggs, pastured meat birds, organic fruit and vegetables, and handmade soaps and candles. We have goats who will be in milk next year (hopefully). I'm now getting into a little fiber (I just adopted two Angora rabbits and I LOVE them!). Pretty much we produce whatever we think we will eat or use, and sell what we can to fund it all. We are trying to be more self-sufficient. It's a long road, though!


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