July 26th, 2011

farmer

Schmeckle!

The garden has been pretty prolific with the cucumbers so far. Of course I planted at least 8 plants, so it SHOULD be a good harvest! Over the course of the past few days I have harvested just over 20 cukes. I'm not letting them get Thor sized. I had a few get that big last year and they just don't taste that great when pickled. Some really big ones have very tough seeds. This year I'm harvesting them when they get around 6" long (that's what SHE said!). I did my first batch of pickles last night and ended up with 5 quarts of dills. I had to get back in the pickling vibe. I had it down to an art last year. It went pretty smoothly. Now I just have to wait a few weeks before giving them a try. Hopefully I nailed the recipe.