I knew it.
I knew at first sight back in May that THIS was a specimen worthy of the Thanksgiving table. All summer and fall I spent many hours feeding and watering. I was vigilant against predatory attacks from birds and insects. I covetously watched growth, being ever surprised, day by day, by how big this thing was getting.
Monsterous growth! So big, there is no way we could eat it all at one sitting!!! Yay: Thanksgiving, after all, is the one time of year that we look forward to leftovers.
And then, one chilly day in November, I killed it.
(Galeux d’Eysines squash: quite sweet flesh! Pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin pie…plus, a ton of puree for the freezer.)
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday…