Another harvest

This morning we harvested a bucket of yellow squash, cucumbers, sweet chiles, and carrots. Not a huge amount but more than we can eat and don't have a need to preserve. So the descendants got emails offering not only the fresh veggies but a share of the closet full of preserved foods. So far no answers but I think there will be some later.
We've had so much rain of late that not only the gardens are growing the grass is going crazy. We mowed three days ago and need to mow the backyard again this afternoon plus we will do the front yard this time around. There is more rain in the offing if the weather guru's haven't missed their guesses. After years of drought and near drought no one in Texas is complaining about the rain except the other old grumps.
I'm pleased with the progress of the Hopi red lima beans, the runners are vigorous and are over topping the four foot high trellis plus there are many young bean pods and a huge amount of blooms. The Straight Eight cucumbers are really growing wild, they, too, have surmounted the trellis and are searching for something else to grab. Lots of little cukes and even more blooms on those and we don't really need more pickles. May have to try some sour pickles this time around as the great grands love anything that is either sweet or sour.
We're looking at 93F today but, luckily, it is cloudy out there. Squash borers hit a couple of our yellow squash yesterday so we're on the prowl for caterpillars again. Didn't have any last year but we sure do this year.
We're seeing some sort of ground bird on the detention pond area, one we haven't been able to identify as yet. We're sure they're not killdeers or meadow larks but will keep trying to find them in the bird books. Routinely we see egrets, two or three kinds of herons, and various other wading birds plus some wild Muscovy ducks, both white and black, have been coming in there since there is now water in the pond. I keep hoping the Canada geese that were raised on a man made lake nearby will come in and land, it may be air rifle time. <G>
Got to cut Swiss chard again this afternoon, it is getting unruly and huge. I think I am learning to like the Square Foot Gardening method. Got a few empty spaces and trying to think what to plant in them. What a job!
George
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On 4/06/2014 3:46 AM, George Shirley wrote:

One bucket of each of those things or those things making up a total of a bucket worth?
Either way it sounds like a good outcome for early in a season. I suspect you must be somewhere warmish???? I wouldn't get any of those things till a lot later in my summer season.
but more than we can eat and

Ah! Texas - yes warmish if my sense of US geography is accurate(ish).

'Straight eight'sounds like it is the muscle car of cucumbers.
Lots of little

Yum. Free meat.

It's all go in your garden by the sound of it ;-))
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