No photos. Sorry. Maybe I’ll update after we have supper. It’s some chicken casserole dish that’s already baking.
We had a very busy week. I wasn’t able to spend nearly as much time in the garden as I usually do, especially since I knew we wouldn’t be around much late in the week and so I spent one day cleaning the house. And Mr. Big Food wasn’t able to do his chores, either. So we were outside today. Nice day. Also, Daughter C is here today to take care of Rocky. (I spend too much time with Rocky.)
Today I picked
two three watermelons (one is rotten so we’re going to shoot it)
a few beets and
baby lima beans
(I don’t know what he’s going to do with the beats, but the limas are going in a crock pot Tuesday morning. Limas are not called for, but we have too few to freeze so we might as well eat them.)
a little French melon (not sure it’s going to make the cut; we’ll look at it tonight
That’s right. We are pickling tonight. Pickling jalapeno peppers.
and a nice batch of cherry tomatoes.
And I almost forgot the white winter radishes. I pulled a handful of white carrots on Thursday. We actually have a lot of radishes on hand right now. I should announce this.
That was satisfying. And now, while supper is in the oven, we will clean the kitchen. This will be satisfying in it’s own sort of drudgery way.
I cannot put it off any longer.
Preparing to freeze some French melon
We did it! We got just about everything done. The only thing that remains for this evening is stewing the tomatoes. But the melons (there were two, not one, aas I reported earlier) and tomatillos– which I think I forgot to mention yesterday– are in the freezer. The jalapeno are pickled, as are the two quarts of green cherry tomatoes that I picked just as it was getting dark.
90 days. Charentais melons aren’t found in your grocery store — they’re too fragile to ship. A true cantaloupe, the fruits have smooth skin with light green stripes, maturing to creamy yellow. The delightfully scented, creamy orange flesh is filled with unsurpassed flavor. One of the sweetest rewards of home gardening!