I liked this quote from the book I’m reading, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver:
Garrison Keillor says July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people won’t put squash on the front seat.
We’re not country people; we lock our car at church so that vandals won’t steal our iPod. And I would NEVER turn down free squash. Especially zucchini.
You know your garden is a bust when you can’t even grow zucchini for Pete’s sake.
I did get about five zucchini. And three or four wizened, anemic cucumbers. And like seven leaves of lettuce. Hoo buddy, yeah I’m feeding my family off the land this winter for sure!
I really wish I could have the type of garden that feeds the family all summer, with enough left over to freeze and dry and can to last the winter. OK, maybe not canning, I’m really afraid of The Bot (that’s code for “botulism” in case you didn’t know). Maybe someday.
In the meantime, if you or anyone else you know is drowning in end-of-summer overproduction of vegetables of any kind, please let me know. I’d be happy to take them off of your hands!