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Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 01, 2008, 14:31
THIS IS COMPETITION NUMBER 5

TITLE:  "Harvest"

PRIZE:  "Choosing and Keeping Chickens by Chris Graham (More Info (http://www.allotment-garden.org/garden-diary/263/choosing-keeping-chickens/))



September is harvest time so time to snap some produce - or even a basket of eggs. Use your imagination, whatever sums up a successful season for you.

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The simple rules:

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Title: It has to be.......
Post by: Bombers on September 01, 2008, 15:56
This one! - Beat that for Value T*E*S*C*O
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm278/srebmob/P1010126.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: jennyb on September 01, 2008, 22:44
Title: How To Harvest Runner Beans When You're Only 5'2"!!



(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2734882178_638e2a60a9.jpg)

Equipment needed: Ladder and Shed roof
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: crowndale on September 02, 2008, 08:30
I've eaten all mine!  no piccies, sniff.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 02, 2008, 11:14
Quote from: "crowndale"
I've eaten all mine!  no piccies, sniff.


Doesn't have to be your own harvest :)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: orfy on September 02, 2008, 15:10
My first ever parsinp - Fluke?



(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4537/parsnipae0.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Mike.white on September 02, 2008, 16:35
Quote from: "orfy"
My first ever parsinp - Fluke?



(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4537/parsnipae0.jpg)


Blimey - that's a cracker! Well done!!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 02, 2008, 23:09
I demand a blood test - that parsnip's on steroids :)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: wighty on September 03, 2008, 21:02
Oh pooh, I forgot the competition came back in September.  My eldest is cojming to stay in November for a week and she is computer literate.  She has promised to show me how to quote and how to put up pictures.  Could we please know now what the comp is going to be then so I can take the pictures now.  I'm going to Osbourne House at the weekend so can we have Stately homes.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 03, 2008, 22:12
The competition in November.. I think a flying saucer and the aliens  :twisted:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Elcie on September 03, 2008, 22:47
Title: First Harvest

(http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s346/LisaCrane2008/Harvest-1.jpg)

This was our first harvest, five weeks after getting allocated the allotment.  It isn't much compared to some experienced members but it meant so much to us to eat our first harvest with our lasagna!  :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: noshed on September 04, 2008, 11:25
Good for you with the harvest - but did you get Munty to take the pic?
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: compostqueen on September 04, 2008, 12:37
Harvest Home

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/no%20dig%20plot/haul2.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Bombers on September 04, 2008, 12:47
Quote from: "compostqueen"
Harvest Home

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/englishmiss/no%20dig%20plot/haul2.jpg)


WOW!! :shock:
Are you a professional photographer or what? That looks amazing CQ!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: WoodyK on September 04, 2008, 14:23
Here's a photo I took of my dear old Dad and his leek a few years back.


(http://[img]http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f254/woodyk_2008/DadLeekSmall.jpg)[/IMG]
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Beetroot queen on September 04, 2008, 14:26
Quote from: "WoodyK"
Here's a photo I took of my dear old Dad and his leek a few years back.


(http://[img]http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f254/woodyk_2008/DadLeekSmall.jpg)[/IMG]


Bless him but the size of it did make me giggle  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: robbobnbill on September 04, 2008, 15:25
My first crop of Broad beans and his first ever broad beans!!!

(http://thefightsite.co.uk/randoms/dyl_beans.JPG)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 04, 2008, 16:03
robbobnbill - it's more usual to take them out of the pod :)

Woody, that looks like a brilliant leek. Can't see any bulbing at the base, good blanch. Well done to your pop.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Ropster on September 05, 2008, 17:37
Someone else's harvest, a huge Muck heap Covered in Pumpkins
saw this whilst on  Holiday in the Alps

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/cnroper/SMFe6QkPrCI/AAAAAAAAABU/yontBlhmea8/s400/RIMG2145.JPG)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: sandra d on September 06, 2008, 22:34
(http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo308/frailing58/P6250704.jpg)                                                                                                    
Before the rains came.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: jennyb on September 07, 2008, 08:29
Quote from: "Ropster"
Someone else's harvest, a huge Muck heap Covered in Pumpkins
saw this whilst on  Holiday in the Alps

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/cnroper/SMFe6QkPrCI/AAAAAAAAABU/yontBlhmea8/s400/RIMG2145.JPG)


now i still wish i worked at a stables!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: wighty on September 08, 2008, 20:43
I'm just warning you now, we have found out what was wrong with our digital camera, we were using 1600 batteries and it needed 2000.  We thought after the two year warranty had run out we would have to throw it, but wey hey it now works perfectly.  We are able to transfer to the computer so I'll just accept the prize now.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: lightyears on September 08, 2008, 20:50
potatoe king

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/lightyears_2004/04082008086.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: mother hen on September 08, 2008, 22:06
a modest little harvest bags full of spuds you'll have to believe me!
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/janetbennett/allpicssept08198600x450.jpg) :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: richyrich7 on September 08, 2008, 22:07
A wet Sunday mornings harvest
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u111/richyrich66/100_0262.jpg)

Runners sliced ready for freezing.
Title: Tomato harvest
Post by: Big Jen on September 08, 2008, 22:18
The green ones have been rescued from the blight and should make lovely chutney :)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh16/BigFatJen/e2aaf269.jpg)

BJ
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: mother hen on September 09, 2008, 09:28
Fantastic tomato's jen, how big is your greenhouse and what variety please, they are gorgeous :o
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Big Jen on September 09, 2008, 15:10
Greenhouse is 10x6 and always run out of room!
Varities are Pink Brandywine, Marmande, Ferline, Shirley and Arasta.
Also grown Gardeners Delight, Sungold and Tigerella outside.
My favourites are Arasta, Sungold and Tigerella for taste.
Brandywine and Marmande are great for sauces and soups.

BJ
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: mother hen on September 09, 2008, 21:21
thanks bj I will add these to my game plan for next year :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: pistonbroke on September 11, 2008, 03:30
"Su-primo",
My first attempt at growing anything.
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq91/steviemac_album/Turkey2008009.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: compostqueen on September 11, 2008, 12:53
Wooohoo  :D   Well done you  :D

If you got a bad back, give up the digging  :D

I like brandywine toms, I did Apricot.  I like Tigerella too and find they don't split. Good grilled for breakfast  :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Aunty on September 11, 2008, 16:09
Nice one pistonbroke  :!:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Ice on September 11, 2008, 18:17
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u190/Dee56_photos/112.jpg)
Needed a little help from a friend to harvest this lot. :wink:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: wighty on September 11, 2008, 21:38
Oh bums, my cabbages now look like net curtains, we have had a real deluge of cabbage whites here,  took the netting off to weed and forgot to put it back on.
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: crackedflowerpots on September 12, 2008, 19:32
we have had the micky taken out of us when we take pics of our plot and harvest  :cry:  but i see we are not the only ones who see the  natural,artistic quality of our produce! :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: crackedflowerpots on September 12, 2008, 19:37
i dont care who wins but  can we eat the winners  produce  :lol: plz
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Yorkie on September 15, 2008, 16:24
Title: Oh Dear.  Never go away for a couple of weeks...

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/Yorkie1_photos/DSCF0333.jpg)


Description: There's nearly 19 lb of beans; 4 green courgettes (actually 3 pretending to be rounders bats) weighing over 9 lb in total, and a yellow one over 3 lb; 4 types of squash (9 separate vegetables) weighing nearly 10 lb.

And I've not attached a photo of the spuds, peas or fennel.

And I already have a full freezer.

And I've run out of jars to make chutney.

And I'm running out of friends to palm this lot onto.

Aaaargggghhhhhhh !!!

Perhaps only 3 bean plants per variety and one courgette plant next year ???
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Swing Swang on September 15, 2008, 22:56
Title: I was going to be harvested...

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk141/SwingSwang/Chinese-chicks.jpg)

...but I'm not now because I disappeared for three weeks then turned up with nine of these!

This image will probably be disqualified as it probably doesn't qualify as harvest, but who's bothered when the Chinese bantam produced such pretty cheep cheeps!

SS
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 16, 2008, 18:23
Swing Swamp - You'll probably go and win now as well!!  :D

Lovely photo - really sweet
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: wighty on September 16, 2008, 21:19
But is the ref of this competion going to judge this as a 'fowl'!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Ice on September 16, 2008, 21:23
Quote from: "wighty"
But is the ref of this competion going to judge this as a 'fowl'!
That might ruffle some feathers. :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: poultrygeist on September 16, 2008, 23:25
If it's not allowed, you'll have to pullet.  :roll:
Title: The World's Scariest Carrot?
Post by: dangolding on September 17, 2008, 08:31
Dug this up the other morning - think this is what Mother Nature calls a 'random gene'

(http://www.treefrogfarm.co.uk/images/photos/scary_carrot.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 17, 2008, 10:19
That's a baby Sondaran!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: SalJ1980 on September 17, 2008, 23:31
Quote from: "john"
That's a baby Sondaran!


Woo-ooo-ooooooooo!


Note to self - typing Dr Who noises doesn't make them sound like they sound in my head!  :oops:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: jack russell on September 18, 2008, 00:07
That will make you a fortune if you know how to  work it right :wink:

great pic  :D  :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Little Miss Muffet on September 19, 2008, 21:20
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q15/spooks_2007/my%20pics/CIMG1393.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: FCG on September 19, 2008, 21:51
Title: Everything perfectly formed...

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn320/freecyclegardener/P9160014.jpg)

Indicative of my harvest this year, portion control gone mad!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: peapod on September 19, 2008, 22:30
Nice carrot FCG :-)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: poultrygeist on September 19, 2008, 22:44
I hope you'll be sharing that harvest with the old folks FCG !!  :wink:

Our freezer fuse blew some time ago, turning our entire harvest thus far into a mouldy, soggy mess. So I won't be entering this comp.  :roll:

Although we have got some bullet-hard sweetcorn with the obligatory community of earwigs. I might phograph the biggest and best of the cobs.

Rob 8)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: agapanthus on September 19, 2008, 22:51
Quote from: "poultrygeist"
I hope you'll be sharing that harvest with the old folks FCG !!  :wink:

Our freezer fuse blew some time ago, turning our entire harvest thus far into a mouldy, soggy mess. So I won't be entering this comp.  :roll:

Although we have got some bullet-hard sweetcorn with the obligatory community of earwigs. I might phograph the biggest and best of the cobs.

Rob 8)



I dunno Rob,  pile of goo stuck with sweetcorn and earwigs running over it.....probably be a masterpiece!!!! ;)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: poultrygeist on September 19, 2008, 22:54
:lol:

I bet Damien Hurst beats me to it.  :roll:

Maybe I could do a Banksy and just paint some veg on a wall.  :)

Rob 8)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: SalJ1980 on September 20, 2008, 10:07
FCG that lot looks lovely - especially the egg! (Oooooh I so want chickens, or ducks, not fussy!  :lol: )

And is that a lemon in front of the red pepper? Or an onion? I can't tell!  :oops:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: garddwr on September 20, 2008, 10:25
Can I enter by the ned of the day or is it closed now ?
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: FCG on September 20, 2008, 10:37
Sal, believe it or not.. it's one of my pumpkins.

Oh and all my carrots are named 'Terrance'. For no particular reason :tongue2:


My chickens got in the pumpkin enclosure and destroyed it :(
Title: Fruits of Our Garden - June 2008
Post by: Lemon on September 20, 2008, 17:08
Hope this isn't too late!

Just one of the harvests from our back garden, it makes me want to get into the kitchen and cook it!

(http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp95/Lemon_TC/Veg%20Garden%202008/DSCF4079.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Aunty on September 20, 2008, 17:56
The competition will close at 8 p.m. today
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: garddwr on September 20, 2008, 19:51
Busy Day Harvesting at the farm !!


(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Harvest-2640x480.jpg)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Aunty on September 20, 2008, 21:03
The competition is now closed and voting will be open for 7 days
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 19:29
OMG i missed the whole competition.

*  :cry:

well at least i got to vote. and im sooo glad no one can see what i voted for  :D  :D  :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: SalJ1980 on September 23, 2008, 21:09
Quote from: "babe"
OMG i missed the whole competition.

b**ger  :cry:

well at least i got to vote. and im sooo glad no one can see what i voted for  :D  :D  :D


Hahahaha I bet I can guess!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: babe on September 23, 2008, 22:16
Quote from: "SalJ1980"
Quote from: "babe"
OMG i missed the whole competition.

b**ger  :cry:

well at least i got to vote. and im sooo glad no one can see what i voted for  :D  :D  :D


Hahahaha I bet I can guess!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


 :roll: am i that predictable  :D  :D
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Aunty on September 26, 2008, 22:34
Voting ends tomorrow  :!:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: Aunty on September 27, 2008, 21:18
The competition voting is now closed and the results are:


1st - FCG with 8 votes

2nd - Compostqueen with 7 votes

3rd - Pistonbroke with 5 votes
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: poultrygeist on September 27, 2008, 21:22
Congrats all 3. Especially FCG. :D

Rob 8)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: FCG on September 27, 2008, 22:13
Yhatzee! Thank you very much folks, this book is going to be extremely helpful! I'm thinking a lot of the hen house regulars voted for me just to stop me pestering them with questions :tongue2:
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on September 28, 2008, 00:27
Many congrats - PM me with your name and address so I can arrange dispatch.

Well done :)
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: peapod on September 28, 2008, 11:57
Good on ya Mike!
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: FCG on October 01, 2008, 22:24
Got my book today and had a very informational read. It's extremely useful and pointed out a few things to me that i never would of thought about. If you want to have a book that covers all the breeds you'll encounter usually as a 'pet' hen keeper AND has most of the information about almost all aspects of chicken keeping I'd recommend it. S
Title: Photo Competition #5 - "Harvest"
Post by: John on October 01, 2008, 22:59
Glad you liked it, I was really impressed with it. Now I'd better set up October's competition  :?