My wife and I were working together in the garden the other night. It was nice. We weeded the blighted tomatoes behind the barn and worked our way over to the backyard garden which we inspected row by row. Till we noticed a couple of ginormous summer squash. Good squash gone bad.
“Uh-oh” I said, twisting off the big yellow fruits and brandished them ominously. They were almost too big to brandish. “Guess they got away from us”.
“Yeah” my wife says. She takes the over-sized gourds in her arms.
Next plant over had a huge zucchini.
“Oh crap!” I twist it off and hand it over.
The last plant in the row just has a couple of blossoms and a couple of little baby yellow squashes.
“Clear!” I announce. Maybe we watch too many cop shows.
Lots of harvesting lately. Some corn stats for the record … the wheelbarrow holds 94 ears of corn. That yielded 15 one quart bags of frozen corn. I froze 3 quarts raw. Which means each bag contained 6.2666666666666666666666666666667 ears. Approximately.
I tried experimenting with freezing some sweet corn raw two years ago. I failed. Experiment inconclusive. No data. We never ended up trying it. It was chucked from the freezer 2 years later. Let’s not let that happen again OK? The 3 quarts of raw frozen kernels should be tried out in the late fall, mid-winter, and early spring. How bout that?
Computer Nerd Joke Alert. My friend Bonnie (the Talking Mime), came up with this a few days ago. She’d called me when one of the computers in her water testing lab had been hit by a virus. I was blathering on and on trojan this, malware that, and how I might have to come over to the lab and run a scan on the computer with Windows in Safe Mode, blah blah blah.
“Oh, I only run Windows in Dangerous Mode” she says. Hah! Wish I’d thought of that!
With that, and a yawn, I hereby click PUBLISH …