The cucumbers have been doing great, And Amy is trying some pickling for the first time. I am really excited about trying the first batch. With the help of a generous donation of cucumbers from my good friend Kory she was able to try two different pickling methods. The first involves placing the whole cucumbers in a 21 day brine followed by a hot water bath while canning. These pickles would then be ready to eat.
|Get your pickle on|
The second method involves cutting the cucumbers into spears and then placing them and other seasonings directly into the jar, placing them into the hot water bath for about 10-15 minutes, and then sealing them and waiting for 3-4 weeks.
The waiting has proved to actually be the hardest part because I am very excited about trying these. I hope they turn out as awesome as I imagine them. And I plan on shipping these out to some of my closest homies under the Cactus Jack brand name. Where our quality refuses to change!
|Amy conjuring some pickles from cucmbers|
Other good news involves the watermelon. These have all but taken over the eastern third of the garden. They have probably quadrupled in size since the last post. I've noticed a few striped beauties on the ground recently, and this one is about as big as a softball now.
|Awwww.... it's so cute.|
Meanwhile, this is what I took from the garden today. Not too bad. I hope that the tomatoes come around and I have much more to show.
|Such a meager feast... but very much appreciated|
Sorry the delay in this post. I will try to get back to the 1-2 times a week status real soon. Especially if we get some relief from this heat. TASTE THE HEAT!!!
Meanwhile enjoy this if you are tired of being inside.