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This morning, I decided to can strawberries from my garden bed. I made strawberry jam, I was able to make 4 ½ pints of jam. The ½ pint went into the refrigerator because the family couldn’t wait to try the jam.
I went out to work in the garden. I pull out the last of the old lettuce, luffa sponges (they ended up dying on me), the rest of the beets, leeks and cauliflower (never amounted to anything but a stem 2 inches in height) to prepare the area for planting fall beans and peas.
While working in one of the long raised beds, I noticed I have eggplant forming on one of the plants. This was a nice surprise, good thing I looked at the plants before yanking them out of the ground.
We harvested our first cantaloupe; remember the surprise vine? Well here’s a picture of the cantaloupe harvested at the same time I pulled some carrots to add to our soup.
And here it is cut in ½, looks good and tastes real sweet. I can’t wait for the remaining 50 (slightly exaggerated) to finish growing.
|The surprise vine identified|
|Cantaloupe (surprise melon ready for harvest)|
|Inside the cantaloupe, real sweet tasting|
And finally, here is a picture of Tank’s new (used) truck. He wanted a second truck to romp around town in, so he went out and purchased himself (with his own money) a used 1970 Chevrolet C10 classic truck. The truck needs some work under the hood, inside the cab, and the body. Tank’s happy; he’s got a truck with no electronics. Something he can tinker with, and eventually use maybe as a bug out vehicle.