Harvest is about finished — 8 Comments

  1. Erin,

    Yep you can order from me but like I told Rick, it would be faster to get it through Amazon or Mason Marshall Press as I won’t get my copies until later on in the ball game.

  2. zelda,

    Yes, I know all of that. I planted the parsnips as a “well I have a space, I’ll tuck in a row of parsnips”. We always add manure in the fall, and it is well rotted then. But Will got a little generous with it and you see what happens. We definitely have rocky soil but have picked truckloads out so it’s not very rocky any more. Our carrots are straight…mostly. But the weird parsnips did can up and taste great anyway. No carrot flies nor root knot nematodes here. Thank goodness.

  3. Rick,

    Sure, you can order from me. But it’s faster to get it through either Amazon or Mason Marshall Press. You can then send it on to me for signing if you’d like. Either way I’m happy to have you as a Jess Hazzard fan!

    The two of us won’t be hunting this year. We’ve got a steer to butcher this month and the deer had a hard time, the winter before last so we’re giving them a break to recuperate. David will be hunting though so we may end up with some venison anyway. He usually comes up with a deer. And all of us certainly watch out for the “other” hunters. Luckily we live in the middle of nowhere and few hunters venture here.

  4. Hi Jackie,
    Oh YAY! SO looking forward to book # three! Could I order an autographed copy directly from you?
    As always, I appreciate these wonderful blogs and photos, as well as your articles and column in the Backwoods Home magazine. Your experience and knowledge passed on to the rest of us is invaluable. Thank you. Erin Porter

  5. When that happens to carrots it’s usually caused by too much nitrogen in the soil, usualy from manuring but it can also happen with fertilizer or with runoff from another heavily fertilized area. Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil. And you mentioned that the soil they grew in was heavily manured. Manure for root crops is best applied in the early fall and left to decompose over at least one winter before the soil is used for crops. Nitrogen can also contaminate surface and groundwater if it is applied at a rate in excess of what plants can use. Rocky soil and carrot fly and root knot nematode can also cause multiple roots.

  6. Ms Jackie, I am so excited that Winter of the Wolves has a release date!!!! I plan to direct order my copy from you unless you tell us not to do so.

    Was wondering if you and Will plan to hunt big game this year…I hope you are immensely successful if yo choose to go. Watch out for the crazies who can’t tell a calf from an elk, or what ever. Rick

  7. Looking forward to the newest book! Loved the other two, have them on my Kindle.
    That is sure some weird-looking parsnip! When we grew them here in Maine we left them in the ground all winter and dug them up in the spring. Nice and sweet.

  8. That’s really a pretty pumpkin, but the parsnip is just plain creepy! I’m glad they still taste good.