Such a nasty day, too, being cold, damp, and cloudy. Luckily, we had lots to do inside! As our final harvest was hauled inside, in a hurry, much of it is sitting all over the house. I’m hoping the health department doesn’t stop by … I mean there’s scarcely room to squeeze by crates, pails, and big pumpkins. Will couldn’t get the biggest Atlantic Giant in the house. Hey, it weighs somewhere around 200 pounds! So, he took a bucket, removed the top then scooped out all the seeds and guts. Guess who got to pick out all of those wonderful, fat seeds? Yep, me. We’ve found a very quick, safe, and easy way to cut our squash and pumpkins open. We use a battery operated DeWalt reciprocating saw. So much better than using a knife!
Will is busy pulling the dry husks off the boxes of Glass Gem popcorn that our friends, Jesse and Lynn grew out for us this year. There is a very good crop this year of this wonderfully colored corn that also pops deliciously. Earlier today, our friend, Alisha, who used to be our apprentice, dropped by to visit and help. Right now, she’s living in Idaho. We haven’t seen her for quite a while, so it was great to catch up on what she and her boyfriend, Clyde, have been doing. She showed me pictures of her garden and all of the seeds she’s been saving plus all the food she’s canned up. We were very impressed with this hard-working gal! She helped seed out several varieties of squash and wants to come back tomorrow. We’ll be very glad to have her help and see her smiling face again.
I look outside and see an inch of snow stacking up and sure hope it melts as I’ve still got some bulbs to plant before the ground freezes solid. It’s supposed to warm up a little on Wednesday, onward, so I hope the weather forecasters have that right. Yes, I should have planted them sooner! — Jackie