The  Harvest

When we got back from the trip we were really disappointed in what we found.  The weeds had grown so high that only the corn was clearly visible.  Everything else was obscured by weeds. And it was so blazing hot that we could only work outside in the very early hours of the morning. Even then the humidity was so high you were drenched in sweat within the first five minutes. We dug out as much as we could, but the weeds had gotten such a strong head start that we could not keep up with them. The little Chinese earth blender was no match for the strength and determination of good old American weeds.  

My brother Mark and his family came over on the weekend and helped harvest the silver queen corn.  
We were still able to harvest a lot of yellow and zucchini squash, potatoes, peas, peppers, rutabagas, eggplant and butternut squash. The carrots, beets, romaine lettuce, okra  and onions did not do well at all. We salvaged two nice pumpkins and one very small watermelon (about the size of a canelope and cute as a gnat's ass).

As we commenced to shuckin' and jivin' in the back yard, Susan took over the kitchen duties.

We all ate our fill and whatever was left over went into the freezer.  It was a great day, but you couldn't tell it by Granny's face.

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