Today, I harvested my first patty pan squash. I believe this variety is called Benning's Green, but what it really looks like is an edible flying saucer. I have been tempted in past years to carve some windows or doors, but have resisted. This year, when I get inundated with squash, I might carve one.
I always feel guilty when I waste food. There are so many people who don't have enough that tossing perfectly good produce in the compost or letting it rot on the vine just makes me swoon with remorse. There are not any of those cool, food sharing programs here. What usually happens is that you share or trade produce with others who have plenty, but may not have the same vegetables as you. Sometimes it gets into the right hands.
After my late afternoon tour of my garden, I know that tomorrow I will have to pick rattlesnake beans and start pickles. I have lots of small cucumbers. I don't have dill heads with seeds yet, so these pickles will be Mr. W's Grandmother's Sweet Pickles. I will take pictures and try to keep up with what I do for a second part of the Canning 101 series.
I also have my first sunflower and some zinnias. I'll take a picture tomorrow.