This photo was taken on the 28th of June, the good day squash is on the left and the bad day squash is on the right. Just to the right of the bad day squash is okra and black eyed peas planted alternately. The squash is still getting good sun because it gets from mid-day to late afternoon west sun so I don’t worry about it being in too much shade for good growth.
Another good day squash plant. Spud helps me out by checking for mice, gophers and snakes… This is the littlest bad day squash. It’s hanging in there and it is very healthy, but it is probably a tenth of the size of the good day squash.
This is the other bad day squash. It’s about half the size of the good day squash and it is setting on a bunch of baby squash. Four out of five of the good day seeds made and only two of the bad day seeds survived from planting day until now.
Now today’s photos…
Taken from the other direction the bigger bad day squash is hanging in and producing and has filled out enough to be almost indistinguishable from the good day squash on the right and the okra and black eyed peas plants.
The littlest bad day squash is now producing but is still so small compared even to it’s companion bad day squash but it should be noted that it is a testament to the strength of it’s seed that it has survived and is now producing squash.
There’s squash! This is the bigger of the bad day squash, the flowers are now going on to baby squash. Another 3 or 4 days and they will be ready to go into the salad or to bake in a squash casserole or fry up in the skillet with sliced up new potatoes and onions… mmmmm, I’m almost drooling just thinking about these choices.
I could go on and on about the fun I’m having with the squash but I did promise bad hair. I need to set up the scenario first, though.
Okra! And some squash and flowers on the right and behind them are the tomato vines that were featured last week. We’ve had a terrible fight with squash bugs and the squash plant there in front that is yellow is succumbing to their onslaught. The good day/bad day squash have been able, with a little help from us, to fight off the squash bugs and remain healthy. Very impressive since we lost two other plants besides this one.
Here ya go, folks… My bad hair day. I was in a lot of hurt today with the storm front coming in and spent most of the day in bed sleeping because I don’t hurt when I take my drugs and sleep. I had gotten up about ten minutes before this photo was taken and hadn’t even brushed my hair… just came out to take photos before the rain came.
My Cuz came out to do some weeding and I asked her to take photos of me in the okra so Rick could see that, yes, the good Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise, there will be a big crop of okra. Lucky and Spud help me give you a size reference.
I really don’t have enough hair with my summer cut to look really bad, but a promise is a promise and this is the worst my hair has looked in a while. I usually at least run a brush through it when I get up but I didn’t even do that because I wanted to get photos for my farm report before it rained.
Okay, okay… that wasn’t really fair since you can’t really see my hair. I guess if I can show y’all my butt I can show you my bad hair day so I snapped these on my web cam on my computer.
WARNING!!! Put down any food or drink to avoid having to clean off your computer screen. You may also want to have eye drops handy to help take the pain out of your eyes…
Wouldn’t you just love to wake up looking this awesome!!!