Peter Piper’s Peck of Pickles

Well, it’s not exactly a peck, but I did pick our first pickle from the garden today! Yea!

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It never ceases to amaze me how different a home-grown pickle tastes than a store-bought one. Grace and I fought over who was going to eat it. In the end we split it. Thankfully we are the only two in the house that like them.

As you can see though, there are going to be many, many more pickles in the coming days. What is even better is that only one side of the a-frame is actually filling up. I’m hoping that the delay in the other side will yield us pickles late into the summer.

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The trouble now is going to be restraining myself from eating all the pickles raw. I purposely planted pickles so that I could can them, but they are so GOOD, it is hard to consider tainting that wholesome goodness with vinegar.

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Bell checking out the pickles.

It’s good to know that I can always order a bushel from a local farmer just a few miles up the road, so I think we’ll eat our fill while we can, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.

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4 responses

    • I am so happy the a-frame is working out. A few of my neighbors have made comments about how big it was and laughed, but the vines are filling it nicely. I bet if I made it ten feet tall, the vines would love it. Maybe next year.

    • Since I posted, I have picked four more and by the weekend I think there will be another five or six. I hope there is a time when there is enough to pickle at one time — if not, we are enjoying eating them.

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