End of an Era

Last fall, we harvested quite a lot of squash. We processed some for the freezer, but put most away in our ‘pantry’, which is actually just a closet in the craft room, and ate steadily through the pile all winter long.

But, it was kind of a really big pile.

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The blue squash are Sweet Meats, and the others are Banana Squash, and a few Acorn Squash.

So, now that the weather is warming up and our ‘pantry’ is no longer even remotely cold enough to store squash in, it’s time to pull out everything we didn’t eat and deal with it before we have a closet full of rotten mush. When I assessed the remnants, I was surprised to find several Sweet Meats still firm and apparently unblemished! So we cut one open for dinner the other night…

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Smelled delicious, tasted great — that’s after 8 months in an indoor closet! We’ll definitely be growing this variety again.