Just a quick update on the garden.
The tomato plants are about done. They are dying back. I have a decision to make; leave the green tomatoes to ripen, and risk the raccoons getting them, or pick them green and ripen off the vine at home. I'd like to make some tomato sauce, but haven't had enough at any one given time thanks to the furry bandits. My cherry tomato plants, planted later, are just coming in, and boy are they good!
I am getting more cucumbers each visit to the garden. Between the Moose and I we can not eat them fast enough. I'm gathering recipes for making dill pickles. I like my dill pickles a little on the tangy/spicy side. Any recipes you'd be willing to share? I will be trying one my Great Aunt Marceille in Wisconsin just gave me, but trust me, I have enough cucumbers that I can make more than one recipe to find my favorite.
The watermelon, cantaloupe, butternut squash and pumpkins are also doing great. They just keep expanding out, and it's hard now to walk around the vines without stepping on any.
We dropped the new 200 Tilapia into the pond this week. This time, we received a variety of sizes, some as large as 3-4" in length. Hopefully, we'll be able to harvest some in 4-6 months from now. Better us, than the storks and egrets!
At this point, there are no major projects on the list for this weekend. But there is still a couple more days.. I'm sure we'll come up with something!