First, the storm didn’t get us. I know most of you have better things to do than watch our radar but almost every single time it’s going to rain, it looks like one hellacious storm is headed right for us and just before it gets here, it splits and goes around us. We didn’t even get measurable rainfall last night. I stayed up til about 1:30 and when the radar showed the storm splitting off to our north and south, I went to bed. Vince said Rita woke him up about 3:00 and there was thunder but not much rain. I didn’t hear any of that — Rita, Vince or the thunder.
So, thankfully, no hail damage to the garden!
The squash . . what can I say? I do appreciate that it’s growing and healthy but I hold my breath as I moved back those giant leaves .. afraid of how much squash I’m going to find . . every day!
This is about what I pick every other morning. That’s 10 pounds of zucchini and 14 pounds of yellow squash. This morning I asked Vince . . I wonder how squash would taste with eggs! He wasn’t interested in figuring that one out.
For lunch I was fixing Pork Adobo. Surely a little squash in there would work. Vince liked it! Yay .. about two pounds of squash gone!
All of the zucchini went towards making pickles.
Six quarts! Counting the 7 pints I made a few days ago, that’s the equivalent of 19 pints. I’d like to get at least 40 pints made. That won’t be a problem if the zucchini keep making.
When Chad was still living at home, which seems like a lifetime ago, I used quart jars for most everything but now that it’s just the two of us, I mostly use pints. The pickles will be great in quart jars though since we don’t eat them all at one meal anyway. I still use quart jars for tomatoes, broth and things like that but most of my veggies will go into pint jars and since I have way more quarts than pints .. all future pickle canning will be done in quarts!