Zucchini Out Our Ears

Zucchini Out Our Ears

There in the front...one plant,...I said it, ONE plant.

This is post is part of the Hearth-n-Soul blog hop.   It’s definitely something Mike and I can get behind!  Don’t forget to check out the other participants!

Hearth-n-Soul Blog Hop

This year we planted one zucchini plant, kept it covered in the hoop house until July and when we opened it up it was the most giantest plant EV-er.  It bullied the broccoli plants out of its way and took over the whole end of the garden.  By mid-July we started plucking 5-8 lb vegetables off the plant every week.  Thus began the season of the zucchini! What to do with all this zucchini?  Roasting them on the grill is the quick and easy route to go but that gets boring quick.  My other stand-by is to grate the zucchini,  put them in ziplock freezer bags and throw them in the freezer.  I can make use for them over the winter for breads and muffins.   After storing 18 lbs of shredded zucchini I needed some new ideas so I started asking around.

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Round-em Up- 9/30 Freaky Tomato

Freaky Tomato

Mike: I thought I had a Jesus tomato there for a second but it’s just a Pinocchio tomato.

Molly: That’s one freaky tomato!

 

Squirreler had one of his Squirreler Goes Wild Posts.  They tend to verge on the bizarre.  Don’t stop on this one, you must go back and read his past 28 posts in this category.

 

Molly:  I’ve had time to catch up on Planet Money.  Back in June they made a great case for pre-school.  I love it when they get economists involved with politically charged ideas!  Where should the money go?!  Why should the money go there?!  Why should we spend any money?! » » »

Community Gardening

Saturday we ventured into Santa Fe for the first annual tour of our seven local community gardens.   This event was a co-effort from the Santa Fe Community Gardens and Home Grown Santa Fe.  Amy from Home Grown Santa Fe is truly a force.  She has turned her hobby into a movement!  I know there were many people that made this happen but we have to do a super-duper shout out to Amy- she’s like Wonder Woman!!

It’s a great idea and it was a lot of fun; so much fun we only made it to four out of the seven gardens. » » »

Vegetable Gardening 2011

Every year I try to do some vegetable gardening.  Some years more than others.  We’ve been wanting to get more food production going here on the M&M mini-farm.  After putting in a couple cold frames in last year.  I really wanted to go big this year.  I set up some indoor lights to start lots and lots of plants this winter/early spring.   As soon as the ground thawed enough to dig I expanded our gardening area by 150%.  I built raised beds all along the back fence as well as another large freestanding bed in front of them.  All the shoveling and dirt moving nearly killed me but it was worth it. » » »