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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Harvest Day!!! Yeah!!!


My house is smelling really good right now!!! I went out and cut my largest collard leaves this morning...cleaned and stripped the large middle stalk out, and put them in a pot till my husband came home from his hike to cook them.

I got a fair amount of them out of my modest 5 tires. I still have much more to come since I only took off the largest outer leaves!!!

And a pot of pinto beans to go with them as well. Both with added smoked turkey! Hubby will make some homemade corn bread also, and voila...a delicious dinner!!! (I'm not proud)!!! LOL!

Happy weekend to you all!!!

16 comments:

Darla said...

I'm just guessing that your husband is the cook..

Aerelonian said...

Looks good! That last hibiscus is just gorgeous!

walk2write said...

So how was everything? It all looks delicious! Does your husband hike nearby? Since SAM got this job in Tally, we've been discovering all kinds of great hiking places. One thing to consider with the collards being grown in the tires: SAM said the slow-but-sure degradation of the chemicals (stabilizers, etc.) in the tires might pose a problem "down the road."

Julie said...

Walk2write- Oh...tell SAM I am greatly distressed over this! How will I know when the time comes, I wonder? CRAP. I really love gardening in my tires!!! I was going to do some green beans next....

Teri C said...

Oh geez I am so jealous to of your cooking husband! Does he do house calls?
Everything sounds great.
Lucky girl!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Yum Yum Yummmmmm..mmmm...fresh collards. They look so good and you have so many left? Thats great. I bet your hubby was soooo happy and you had cornbread too. I wish I could have dropped by..yum.

Nope...not breaking the teapot you commented on today....

have a great rest of the weekend.
Judi

Claude said...

What-ya mean "I ain't proud"

I'd be prouder than punch... that's what my ancesters woulda called "eatin' high on the hog"

As for the chemical deterioration in the tires... well, it's a pretty common practice to grow potatoes in tire towers, and the slow deterioration shouldn't be too serious... changing out the soil periodically, like once a year, would probably get you beyond it, although I think as much as three years would still be safe... if you have a compost heap that wouldn't me much of an issue at all.

Of course, if tires were still made from real live natural rubber, this wouldn't be so much of a problem. But most tires are made of petroleum products now-days...

Evelyn Howard said...

Happy weekend Julie. It seems like only yesterday when you planted them!

Julie said...

Claude- LOL...I guess you needed to hear my inflection when i said "I ain't proud"...I said it in a way, like...yeah...I'm proud!! As often as I keep on posting about these darn collards, you would think I view them as gold (I do)! LOLOL!!!

messyfish said...

oh oh oh its sooo exciting. I sooo wish I was there. One day maybe. I love the smoked turkey idea too! Yeah for you, and your wonderful producing tyres...

messyfish said...

I am not sure were my comment went!? but I want to say that I am excited for you about the collards, and what a wonderful meal you are having due to there inspiration! I wanna be there to eat it with you!!

walk2write said...

Claude makes a good point about changing out the soil. I don't mean to be an alarmist, but it's a good idea to be as careful as possible about limiting your exposure to chemicals. So many harmful ones are lurking in all kinds of things. Remember when railroad ties were commonly used in landscapes for edging? At least they were where I grew up in the Midwest. They were full of harmful preservatives that gradually poisoned the soil and groundwater. Then pressure-treated lumber was used for years. Now some of those sites where the lumber was treated have been declared Superfund sites by the EPA. Anyway, you might want to do as Claude suggested to be on the safe side. I'm too much of a worry wart...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Looks good there in your kitchen Julie. That hibiscus flower is beautiful.

Serena said...

Those hibiscus flowers are beautiful, Julie, and your meal does sound YUMMY indeed! I wouldn't have thought about chemical exposure from the tyres but that is a good point to consider. I wonder if you can line them with something before adding the soil?

I hope you had a lovely weekend ~

deepazartz said...

Some Happy Cooking going on there...
That hibiscus looks gorgeous...what a hue!

Have a gr8 week ahead:)

Desert Swamp Dweller said...

Mmmmmm