Nature’s Bounty

I have extraordinary news! Buster is back!!! After a week’s disappearance he emerged from his burrow, came running to me when I called him and is acting like it’s just another day! Also, one of Chippie’s offspring, Sunny, returned…without a tail! But she is acting like it’s no big deal and she has made her home in our woods. I felt a release after I published yesterday’s post, and now I feel so much gratitude for the gifts in front of me, like our first WATERMELON!

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This is a “Sugar Baby” and it’s supposed to be ripe and ready for picking when it’s creamy yellow on the bottom where it rests on the ground. Sure looks ready!

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As you can see it does have some white pulp but it’s delicious! It’s not super sweet but sweet enough and crunchy. Amazing! So yes, you CAN grow watermelon in Maine.

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Although our tomato yield is down from last year it’s still respectable. In case you missed it, I posted my homemade heirloom tomato sauce recipe last year that I’ve made twice this past week.

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Our container cabbages are tiny so we won’t be growing them again next year.

I feel so happy right now and we’re about to dig into lasagna followed by watermelon for dessert. It IS a happy Friday!

4 thoughts on “Nature’s Bounty

  1. I’m happy to hear your chipmunk family is back! We went hiking in the mountains yesterday, and I saw them scurrying all over the place getting ready for winter. The leaves are turning already. I was coming along a rocky outcrop, and must have startled one because there was a surprised squeak, and little feet running as fast as possible.

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