Monthly Archives: August 2014

the Excellent Butternut Squash Pie
the Excellent Butternut Squash Pie

We have eaten the pie. Mother in-law and Daughter agree, excellent. I, myself, think I need more sample pies to decide if it is better than Pumpkin Pie. We are able to get two pies out of each squash, and there are many Butternut Squash(es?) left in Fran's Victory Garden, so, we will have a decision by the end of the season.  An added bonus, the seeds can be salted and roasted just like pumpkin seeds.

Anyway, check back for the final decision in this great quandary.


ButternutSquash
Butternut Squash and Other Bounty

The Butternut Squash, a variety of Winter Squash is bountiful now, perhaps I harvested too soon, I think they get yellower. As you can see from the pic, pole beans are still coming in strong and the tomatoes are just starting. I have to pick the tomatoes when they show color, the squirrels like them. Recently, I was reading about Butternut Squash Pie, it is supposedly better than Pumpkin Pie.  Fran is making two of them now, can't wait.


the First EggPlant this year along with Bush & Yellow Zuccs, Plum Toms and a mess'o Beans
the First EggPlant this year along with Bush & Yellow Zuccs, Plum Toms and a mess'o Beans

First EggPlant this year, isn't it pretty? Still can't go into the garden without a basket, might have to make several trips.

Veggie Porn, a closeup of the First EggPlant
Veggie Porn, a closeup of the First EggPlant

The Cucumbers look near done, I know they will surprise me once or twice yet. The Edemame will be big next week or the week after. The Cantaloupes will come all at once in a week or so, I love Cantaloupes.

The Fall SnowPeas are doing good, not yet reaching for the trellis tho. The Beets will need thinning & weeding soon.


a little bit of netting, couple feet of bakers string, a Hammock for a Cantaloupe
a little bit of netting, couple feet of bakers string, a Hammock for a Cantaloupe

Sounds silly perhaps, but, Cantaloupes in Hammocks. The Cantaloupe, a variety of muskmelon, love to grow on a trellis, but what about the melons hanging there?  A little bit of old netting, a few feet of string, and abracadabra, a bra for a melon.