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Calm before the squash storm
I didn't realize it had been so long since I last wrote a blog entry. I've been doing lesson plans for the year, working at my summer job, and just living life.
Liberty's Victory Garden is proving to be victorious (insert an excited squeal here). I would love to post a picture, but neither my husband nor I can find the camera. The corn is taller than me (which isn't saying much since I'm just on the north side of 5'), the pumpkins are starting to take over the back bed, and everything is green.
But I think all of this is the calm before the squash storm. In the past four or five days, I've picked a zucchini here or a summer squash there. Hubby has taken them and grilled them up (so wonderful!!) or I've put them in salads. But I look at the garden and my zucchini and squash plants and... OH MAMA!! There are so many growing on them that it's going to be a flood when they're ready.
Thankfully, one of our wedding presents (from hubby's brother) was a big chest freezer. My mother-in-law told me to shred the squash, put it in ziplock bags, and stack them nice and flat in the freezer. Then I'll have it for all autumn and winter. I'm anxious to start baking some bread.
So for now, while the growing is calm and seemingly harmless, I'm going to start preparing for the onslaught of squash that is surely coming my way.
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I'm having the same thing with my zucchini plants. They are doing SO well this year! I have eaten so much zucchini that I am almost tired of it. I gave away 33 zucchini this weekend and the plants aren't showing any sign of stopping!! Someone suggested to grate it and freeze it so I think I will do that too.