When I checked on the acorn squash yesterday I brushed up against our corn and for just a moment I thought wow, where is that swarm of little flying bugs coming from and then I stopped and laughed. They were too small for bugs, geez, it was pollen. I am sometimes caught off guard at the course of nature, things I’ve seen but not noticed for awhile and just taken for granted. It can still take my breath away. How God managed to put all this world together is a real wonder!
By the way, I haven’t ever planted acorn squash. I have planted a lot of pumpkins and butternut squash in the past but not acorn squash. This year I planted what is called Carnival Acorn Squash. It’s supposed to be multi-colored. I also planted just regular old green, mostly because I was afraid the Carnival might not come up. When I was about 20 years old I had my first taste of acorn squash with butter and brown sugar. Before that I’d never even heard of it. I thought it was the finest stuff I’d ever eaten. Many years have gone by since then and I still like it but this is actually the first time I’ve ever grown it myself and goodness, I don't know why, it’s so easy. This has been a great year for trying new garden veggies. I’ve tried several new ones and so far they have been turning out pretty good.
Oh, this is a little note on the side - the bag worms are ferocious this year and are showing up ready to destroy your trees. Keep an eye open and get rid of them fast!! We found some on the trunk of our pecan tree and burned them off. Ooooh, those things make my skin crawl!
Was out tonight picking more red raspberries and garden produce. I want to make Dill Pickle Relish tomorrow but I have to pick, snap and can beans so I don't know if there will enough time. I also have to freeze broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. I'm sure that's more than one Friday can hold but you just start and go until you have to stop!!