Sunday, September 30, 2012

where did the time go?

I don't think I have ever gone this long without posting since I started writing this.   I just did not feel like sitting down and writing at the end of my day.  No real reason.  Even with harvesting and canning I don't think I was doing any more work than usual.

I guess I just needed a break.

Expect to catch up on what has been going on over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A single melon

By carefully avoiding the out of sight - out of mind garden beds in the back parking area we were able to harvest a single Prescott Fond Blanc melon this weekend.  It was small and ugly, as I knew it would be, and smelled WONDERFUL.  I chilled it overnight and cut into it to send with the girls to lunch today.  The rind was thick and the flesh a beautiful pale orange.  The texture was firm but delicate and melted in my mouth.

There was no flavor whatsoever.

One of my Master Gardener friends had told me this when she saw my plants and she did not overstate the fact at all.  I can get a better tasting melon at Costco in December.

I suspect it will still be in the girls' lunches when they get home - despite the slight sprinkling of sugar I put on it to try to draw out something.

Oh well.  The hens should enjoy the vines.