Little Extras

I’ve just come back from adding a second layer of Plasti Dip to the picnic table legs and rain barrel, before starting on cooking. Then I realized I completely forgot to share a couple of things in my gardening post!

This is one of them; a friend among the cucamelons!

When watering the garden beds, we have been seeing a LOT of little frogs all over – more than I’ve ever seen before – but we do not see these green little tree frogs often.

We need to fill in those openings along the outside of the chimney blocks we’re using as planters. The tree frog will get out easily enough, but I had one of the other frogs end up in one, and it couldn’t get out. I ended up putting a stick in the hole for it to climb.

My mother also had a “gift” for me, yesterday.

A whole bunch of cucumbers! One of the local Hutterite colonies is quite involved with places like were my mother lives. Every year they host a dinner for widows and widowers, they regularly provide entertainment, and so on. Every now and then, they drop off produce in the lobby for anyone who wants! This time, it was a whole bunch of cucumbers. My mother took a lot (I really hope she didn’t take more than her fair share. 😦 ) and gave me about half of what she had. I haven’t decided what to do with them, yet, but she plans to do quick pickles.

I’ve haven’t done pickles since I was a kid helping my mother! We might just make cucumber salads with them.

The Re-Farmer

5 thoughts on “Little Extras

    • Nothing to feel silly about! It’s a good question.

      I don’t make them, so I don’t have a favorite recipe. My mother used to make pickles that needed time to ferment. Now she makes a kind she can eat right away. She has given us some in the past and, to be honest, we were a bit alarmed. When I asked her about the cloudiness and white stuff at the bottom, she told me that was fine and eat them, anyway.

      We didn’t.

      I will stick to pickling eggs, for now!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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      • Hmmm … I’ll have to hunt down a recipe because I don’t really want to invest the time in regular pickles … although you have me a little worried about the “cloudiness and white stuff” part. HaHa!

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