Do you remember my lovely looking butternut squash I posted a while ago? Well, I named him "Henri". He was very pleased with his name and tried to grow as large as he could. He wanted to outgrow all the other squash I had in the garden and he gave it all he had!
I checked on him yesterday and he was ready to be picked. How did I know?
Well, his stem had dried and was almost broken off itself, so with just a little snap, there he was in my hands.
I know he was worrying about whether I would pick him before some bad raccoon got him or he would just lie there and rot.
I reassured him and happily carried him into the house where I introduced him to some other friends, some novelty and decorative gourds. His tiny little brother, Junior, was there too, as I had picked him earlier when I noticed his stem was already broken. He is a tiny butternut, as you can see. Henri must weight over two pounds---he is very heavy.
Nearby, the Pumpkin girls, Lolita, Jessie, and Pumfrances are nestled in a basket, waiting for me to do a still life painting of them. They are so proud of their beautiful golden stripes, and well they should be, as they are very attractive. The painting is on the easel, so I hope to show you it finished tomorrow.
It's Fall. Be Happy!!!