I waited to post my letter after I had a chance to get out to the potager and see what was ready. The squash bugs ate all but one group of squash plants because I wasn’t here to watch and squish them everyday. There’s only so much one can ask of her husband. I planted the last group of squash later than the others, and in a different bed. I think the squash don’t know where it is. Sssh, don’t tell them.
Then, yesterday, Bear hurt her foot on a rusty nail while swimming in the lake behind our house. Needless to say, she’s had a tetanus shot and is on an antibiotic. That took half the afternoon and evening. Summer in the country, it’s not for sissies.
As to everything else, here’s the harvest. I picked five cups of green beans, twelve cups of peaches, about ten large slicer tomatoes and an untold number of smaller ones. So far, Whopper, Arkansas Traveler, Super Fantastic and Porter’s Red Cherry take home the honors for most tomatoes produced although the others are quickly catching up. I also picked an eggplant which I ate fried using this recipe. I had it for lunch along with sliced tomatoes and green beans. Per Bear’s request, I made a Boy Scout peach cobbler minus the milk.
It was delicious and super easy.
So, except for the squash, this is one of those summers when it feels like gardening is easy, but those of us who are experienced know the weather can change at any time.
Can’t wait to see you both and all of our other garden blogging friends in Buffalo on July 8th.