|Zebrune shallot, Piccolo Dattero & Sweet Gold tomatoes|
|Camp Joy, Jaune Flamme, Piccolo Dattero, Sweet Gold|
|Pink Plume Celery|
|Pink Plume Celery & Romanesco Zucchini|
|Rosso di Firenze Onion|
|Manoa Crisphead & Little Rosebud Romaine Mix Lettuces|
So the damn Soberanes fire continues to burn and burn and burn. Another 18,000 acres have gone up in smoke in the past week for a total loss of 60,400 acres. I would love to see the culprit who lit the illegal campfire that is the cause of all this misery tied to a spit and slowly roasted over a campfire. Just kidding. Sort of... At least the fire is now 45% contained, mostly on the north end which is the part closest to where I live. But Sunday night, the first night in many without thick fog and smoke filling the valley, I could see the glow of the fire in a couple of places just a few miles away. All it would take is a shift in the wind to send it back this way. The residents of Big Sur got a rude awakening at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday with a reverse 911 call from the Sheriff's Department alerting them to a mandatory evacuation. What a shock that must have been, not a warning that they may have to evacuate, but an order which means LEAVE NOW! Part of that area has had the order rescinded to a warning, but there's still over 300 people in Big Sur who have had to leave their homes. And there's yet more people in Cachauga, not far from here in another part of Carmel Valley, that are under orders to leave as well. Not everyone does leave, but those who don't can't count on anyone coming to their rescue should things go wrong. And they finally got smart and closed the regional park across the valley. It's so strange to drive by and see not one single car in the parking lot - I've never seen that during daylight hours, it's a very popular park. It's all so depressing.
If you are curious, here's a link to a map that shows the progression of the fire from July 22 when it started through August 7 - Soberanes Fire Progression Map.
Anyway, here's the details of the harvests for the past week:
Batavia broccoli - 2.5 lb.
Pink Plume celery - 2.1 lb.
Green Fingers cucumbers - 3.7 oz.
Little Rosebud Romaine Mix lettuces - 5.5 oz.
Manoa Crisphead lettuce - 9.7 oz.
Rossa Lunga di Firenze onion - 5.6 oz.
Zebrune shallot - 8.6 oz.
Camp Joy cherry tomato - .9 oz.
Jaune Flamme tomatoes - 2.5 oz.
Piccolo Dattero cherry tomatoes - 1.2 oz.
Sweet Gold cherry tomatoes - 1.6 oz.
Romanesco zucchini - 3.9 lb.
Total harvests for the week - 10.9 lb. (4.9 kg.)
2016 YTD harvests - 409.8 lb. (186 kg.)
Harvest Monday is hosted by Dave on his blog Our Happy Acres, head on over there to see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting lately.