Many of you know that I’ve become a somewhat avid gardener in the last few months, reaping the rewards of my father-in-law, the green-thumbed magician who gave me splendid soil. I still don’t know what he did to my dirt, but I sure do like it.
I love my melons and I cannot lie.
Their beauty you can’t deny..
I’ll stop with the bad lyrics…suffice it to say there was bootie shaking all over my backyard yesterday. I was sooooo happy to finally see melon. (Below is Sandra’s official dance with Betty White, in case you haven’t seen it.)
But back to my melon….I HAVE EIGHT OF THEM!! I was so excited I had to take pictures (of the melon, not my bootie shake).
I did get some advice from an experienced gardener to elevate them while they grow so that bugs don’t eat my melon out from under me (from the soil side) – those are Baby Girl’s baby food jars glinting in the sun.
Can you see them there, hiding under my gorgeous, round, striped, glorious melons?
To all of you who told me to be patient, and encourage the bees – THANK YOU! I can’t wait to see these when they’re ripe.
We bought an ice-cream maker today with some gift cards so I’m going to find out whether or not I can use the melon in my ice-cream. Does anyone have a great melon recipe? Or maybe an ice-cream recipe for me to try? I’ve never used an ice-cream maker before so all tips are appreciated!
p.s. Did you all get to see Margie Lawson’s fantastic post at Writers In The Storm yesterday? There are tips from Margie, Francine Prose and Barbara Kingsolver, plus many more in the comments. Go take a peek!
See you Monday,