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In the Garden


Quack, quack.

There is an overabundance of duck shaped squash in our garden, each one more tasty that the last. Daily harvesting is a must, as peppers, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes, seem to grow overnight, as if almost outof nowhere. Melons, beets, lettuce and radishes will soon follow suit. Orion is overhead in the wee hours, a sure sign fall is near.


If Millie could crow she'd be shouting from the treetops that she is the best fed (along with her sister-hens) chicken in the world.  If someone comes to call it's a sure bet they'll be bearing gifts of too good to compost (but perfect for birdies) blueberries, corn and lettuce. 

Knitting time has been at a premium, but here and there I peck away at what I can. Community Gardens is growing more slowly than Millie, or the garden, because she receives less attention. She is, however, no less enjoyable.


Happily, with the next few days off for a mini-vacation, I'll have a little time to knit, relax, garden, and maybe take a hike. 


Community Garden is so lovely. Millie is getting to be such a big girl. So pretty, too. Have a wonderful mini-vacation. Enjoy, relax, renew!!!!!

It's a good thing there are so many things you can do with squash! Enjoy a restful break!

I love seeing pictures of Millie!

Nothing like a late summer mini-vacay! Enjoy yours!!

What pretty little squash, yummy! Great photo of Millie, she is such the Beauty.
Cheers for your mini-holiday! and thank you for the book info, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on that one :^)

i have a great recipe for your squash - use a potato peeler and make thin ribbons, saute in small amount of olive oil - i add in some minced garlic, and red pepper flakes - works with zucchini too - and when done toss in 1/4 cup of feta cheese (optional)

Enjoy the garden -

It all sounds delightful, Margene!

Summer squash do look like ducks. :-) Looks like Millie has an awesome jungle gym to play on. Has she started laying yet? Love your hat. Enjoy your time off.

I did not plant any crookneck squash this year, and wish I did. I've got regular zucchini and golden zucchini. Next year I'm back to adding crookneck, now that I've figured out how to thwart the squash beetles and borers. Mmmm, I can taste yours.

crookneck beauties!
and please don't start talking about fall--YET!!

I love that Millie has a tree branch to perch on!

I picture you sitting in your kitchen staring at heaps of veggies everywhere! Happy mini-vacation!

Woo Hoo!

Everything is looking lovely in your part of the world.


Enjoy the mini vacation. I hope it's lovely and restful.

You got squash, I got ducks. Millie is beautiful. I am reminded of a fowl joke that is too foul to tell you here.

What a lovely chicken enclosure. I would have never thought a chicken would eat a blueberry, but I suppose other birds do, so why not? I have lots of cherry tomatoes on the vine and one just started turning yesterday... let the harvest of one begin!

Millie is a very lucky girl...well fed, much loved, and condo style housing...who could ask for anything more?

Enjoy your mini-vacation...they're usually THE BEST! Relax and have fun!

Those squash are very cute!

I love that your garden continues to produce so much!

I hope your mini vacation is relaxing and refreshing.


Millie looks so happy! You on vacation, a good thing. Have a relaxing time!

That really looks like chicken paradise. Enjoy your mini vacation.

Enjoy the mini-vacation! (I think I need one of those...)
That's going to be one great hat...

I hope the mini-vacation is going well:) I will check around and find the handout from our Gardeners Market about 50 ways to use Zucchini (or some similar title); one of the things you can do now is grate the squash into ice cube trays, filling each cup, then top off with water. Put the cubes in a ziplock bag once they are frozen and use a few in a pot of soup in winter... also works well with basil leaves. Love the blue hat...

I love that squash photo!

Such a lovely harvest! Our garden was baked and stunted from the heat this year, but we're making the most of it. Stuffed peppers and roasted romas for dinner tonight! Love the Millie pic - what a diva! :-)

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