Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 28, 2016

Maybe Prepper?

This year was fabulous as far as the garden went! I look around town and I don't see many gardens. The space is there, but nobody can be bothered to do anything with it, perhaps, because it involves a minimum of work. From the raised gardens below, I collected 26 meals for two that are now in the freezer.The carrot patch was one row long at 12 feet. I also got 52 meals of green beans (Scarlet Runners) that grew 1 1/2 feet over my 7 foot trellis. The bean row was 8 feet long. 

The garden also produced enough onions to last till next crop and enough potatoes to last till Christmas.

The apple trees did not produce this year due to a late frost, but that's OK, because we still have pies and crumbles left over from 2014 and 2015. Not many, but enough for the winter.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot the beets. I pickled up 12 pints and froze 18 meals for 2.

Now, as the apple crop failed, I splurged and spent $20 on a case of peaches which were then canned. This is not a bad year for the garden, and not a lot of work.

Now, I haven't got to the point of stashing away things like rice, flour etc., just in case... but I'm starting to wonder if I am becoming a "Prepper". What say you?

Many beets, carrots and beans were seriously hurt in this activity, but I am not going to apologize.

By the way, I am also a second generation vegetarian, cows eat grass, and I eat cows!

The garden is 168 square feet, total. 


Gail said...

Home grown always tastes better.

Gardening was good for us this year...maybe me wonder if our winter will be rough.

peihome said...

Impressive, Ian! What bounty you have harvested!

Bev said...

WOW!... love gardening... We are enjoying BC weather and all the produce we can get.... with longer summers:)

deborah harvey said...

i'm not sure when 'putting by for winter' became prepping, but apparently you are a prepper.