Figured it was time for a farm update. All is going well here. The watermelons have grown even bigger since I took this picture! We cut into one, but we were just a few days too early - it was nice and pink, but only in the very center. We ate that part and gave the rest to the horses. Horses just LOVE watermelon rind!
A word to the wise - watermelon takes over your rows, your plants, your garden, the world outside your garden....well, you get the point. Selfish little vine.
Tomatoes have been slow, but it does look like we are going to have some, finally!
I also tried a tomatillo, but it wasn't quite ripe yet either, so we're waiting a bit more on those. Paul and I are have dreams of salsa verde.
Our teenagers are still thriving. They have toned down the mohawks - just a tiny bit.
See. Rebellious chicken pictured on the right brushed down his mohawk for the picture. He didn't want ya'll to think badly of him (her?).
Canned pickles for the first time!
See that big jar in the middle?
Alas, it didn't make it. But all the others did.
Letting the pickles cool on the deck outside. I use the word "cool" lightly, as it was 97.5 degrees outside, so they weren't exactly doing much cooling.
I was worried the pickles would not taste right or would be too squishy, but they turned out crisp and tart and delicious!
And finally, my favorite veggie recipe of the week - zucchini casserole!
This was a HUGE hit w/ the family - I found it on Amish Stories Blog.
I used ground turkey instead of beef and red pepper instead of green pepper, and I halved the amount of cheese suggested. It has a wonderful taco flavor and I'll definitely make it again.
This post is linked to WV Treasures Tuesday Show and Tail.
How does your garden grow this week? Is it surviving the heat?