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Cucumber party

Mountain of cucumbersCucumbers are very good for me.

You see, our favorite neighborhood intentional community was having a fortieth anniversary party Saturday.  Even though I like all of the members individually, parties just aren't my thing, and I wasn't planning on going.

But I had all these cucumbers....

Bradley finally accepted another bagful Wednesday.  But even with me and Mark eating their fruits every day, the plants had accumulated another couple of dozen cucumbers by Saturday and we don't plan to see Bradley again until at least Monday.

The easiest solution seemed to be to simply cut those cucumbers up and bring them to the potluck.  I couldn't fit all of them in the biggest bowl we own, so I also snuck a bagful of whole cucumbers in and left them on the potluck table when we went home.  Hopefully it'll be like a boxful of cute kittens --- they'll all find new homes.

So, the upshot is, our copious cucumbers dragged me to that party, which is why I think they're good for my health.  Oh, and eating them's good too.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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From the picture those look like pickling cukes. Do you pickle some of your cucumbers as well? I have my first batch of pickles fermenting on the kitchen counter.
Comment by RDG Mon Jul 23 07:44:48 2012
RDG --- Neither Mark nor I like pickles, which is unfortunate with this year's overabundance of cucumbers. I like the pickling varieties for fresh eating because they have the tenderest skins so you don't need to peel them.
Comment by anna Mon Jul 23 08:26:19 2012

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