Sunday, September 18, 2011

The accidental watermelons


I'll be posting several farm updates this week; here's the first. Several weeks ago, we noticed that a watermelon patch had sprung up next to the deck at the farmhouse. No idea how this happened, unless it was the result of a random and now forgotten watermelon seed spitting contest back around the Fourth of July or something. Before we knew it, little baby watermelons started appearing, so we just let 'em grow. Yesterday we picked one of them . . . it was the largest I've ever seen, and the sweetest I've ever tasted. We picked two more today, and there's one "baby" still growing in the patch. So we'll be eating watermelons into October!