Late Harvest

The weekend of the 17th and 18th was the first frost and hard freeze of the season. We had about 300 pounds of veggies still in the garden and we thought we would do our best to try to save stuff. We built a structure out of cages and PVC and started building.IMG_20151016_175041630

We draped with frost cloth and had our tent.


The frost and freeze came. The plants looked rough but the veggies still looked great. We kept it covered through last week; Friday we removed it as we were expecting rain and the cold temps had left (for now).

Last night, I went out and harvested all of this!

Green tomatoes that will turn into beautiful slicers in a week or so.


Bags of 3 kinds of lettuce, beets and radishes.


A five gallon bucket was 1/2 filled with tomatillos. Roasted salsa verde is coming!


Beautiful romas that will be canned today.


Our cold frames not only survived but the stuff is so huge that we will be adding height to them this week before we need to cover them again.




The best part was a delicious salad last night with the goodies topped with a vinaigrette and smoked mozzarella. Oh my goodness.


IMG_20151026_200656292I am so glad we took the time to cover our stuff. The season has been an odd one and my summer garden still had work to do! We bought ourselves about 2 1/2 weeks more of harvest. We have now peaked 300 pounds of veggies picked and we have some still to go.

Are you still gardening or is your season totally at a close? Do you garden in cold frames or tunnels to extend your season?

Happy Unleashing today!



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #167


Our blog hop took a little break — Deb was at the beach and I unplugged from my laptop ALL DAY LONG to play in the veggie gardens. That was the best day ever being out there with all the green babies all day.

I am amazed at how cool and comfortable it has been this summer.  It is August 8th and the mornings and evenings feel like fall.  I have pulled out some long sleeves to start and end the days and have open windows more than I ever have in the summer.

A challenge though is all those green tomatoes!  Tomatoes like it hot to turn red and while my 50 something body loves the cooler temps, my young green babies would prefer it warmer.  With that in mind, I am hoping for some hot days to come! Look at all that green!

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green tomatoes

But over at Deb’s it is colorful!  She shares some beauties with us over at  Dandelion House! Be sure to visit!

We are READY to blog hop and see what ya’ll are up to. Let’s get it going!

What’s blooming your way???

Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends! We are so glad you are here!
You don’t have to live on a farm to join this hop!

 Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart~ MaryJaneButters



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #132

DSCN3586Happy Friday and Happy Halloween (so I am one day late on that one!).  Hope you and your family all had a safe holiday yesterday. Some areas (mine) have trick or treat tonight because of weather last evening.  Whatever your celebration entailed I hope you enjoyed! Just like my shirt says, Life is Good!  (especially when dirt and boots are involved).

I love reading all the blogs right now; full of food and crafts.  Looking out my windows at colored leaves and dampness, they just make me feel very homey and put me in a nesting mood (which I love).  I have been cooking with the fall bounty and trying to preserve what is left from summer.  Many of you are doing the same.

Like the yummy GREEN TOMATOES on last weeks blog hop from Green Harvest.    That blog made me so sorry that all my tomatoes were done and gone!  I so wanted a bunch of green ones to whip this up in. Does this look GREAT?


What is cooking in your kitchen? The blog hop is a perfect place to share what you are up to during this season. So grab your keyboard and cameras and let us get a view into your world today!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP.  BUT with all the cool stuff ya’ll do I would highly recommend it!  Earning badges for doing stuff that we are doing!  It’s like scouts for grownups.  How fun is that???  I just love being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood.  Finding MJs Farm  is helping me discover and embrace all the things I love!  

Friday Blog Hop


So if you love to play in the dirt, in the kitchen, in your craft room, with your animals or where ever you do your farmgirl thing come on and join the fun!

So, who are your hostesses? Be sure to visit them and see what they are up to.  Say “hello” while you are there!”

Deb of Dandelion House (our blog hop founder and hostess primo)
And the rules…. simple, but here they are:
1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
2). Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
4.) Enter up to three entries per hop!

Be sure to leave a note if you’re new to the hop! If you haven’t clicked that follow button yet, please join us and be sure to stop by our FACEBOOK page and like us there too!

As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome to our new friends and followers! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! See you on the hop!

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