"George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on the group. Today we picked one
> Ichiban eggplant, about six inches long, and four yellow crookneck squash
> from the garden. None were preserved. I grilled them along with a 1.1 lb
> ribeye and made a tossed salad with store-bought Roma tomatoes and home
> grown leaf lettuce. Threw in several fresh leaves of leaf celery and a few
> leaves of fresh thyme. It was good and we rested.
> Should be picking green beans fresh by Tuesday of this week, don't know if
> there will be enough to get a pressure canner full but probably enough to
> blanch and freeze a couple of bags. It was 66F here at daylight and I
> wondered if winter had escaped from Minnesota again. <G> It was refreshing
> though and we actually received a light sprinkle of rain this afternoon,
> not all we need but better than nothing.
Winter escaped from somewhere, George! We had a bit of the white stuff
overnight on Saturday, woke up to a wet dusting if it on Sunday morning.
Traditionally, I give my mom a hanging basket for Mother's Day, but this
year she got a gift certificate for the nursery. I'm not risking loosing
anything (ie flowers etc), or having to put it out during the day and
bringing it in at night, with this crazy May weather!!