Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Harvest

Finally! The family has eaten from every crop planted on the Bauer Farm this spring. We plucked our trusty watermelon from its home next to a bed of overgrown vines. Nathan had the honor of snipping the 18-pounder, but could not carry it to the house. I had no trouble, as I tote a baby who actually has a few ounces on the melon. :) After bringing it in, we stood in anticipation as Jonathan sliced into it. I was amazed that it looked and smelled authentic. I'm not sure what I expected, but it was fantastic. When I first put this tiny plant into the ground, I said I'd be impressed if one melon even set. Since then, we defeated squash bugs, a drought, and one sneaky armadillo. Even though the watermelon harvest rests at one, I count this as a tremendous success. Happy harvesting and happy Monday!

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