Whoa, day three and had to think about this one. I intended to mail a book, but was far more distracted today than I expected to be, for good reason. I thought about what I wanted to be rid of, realizing I could be shallow about the process and throw out something I was already going to throw out, but felt that wasn't really in the spirit of the days of gone. The discarding has to be something that requires some sort of effort, either emotionally (because, really, it's time to let go), or physically (because, really, inertia is often so hard to overcome). I thought about it more, and realized one of the nagging items I hadn't discarded included the twenty-five pound squashes in the front yard.
Following up with my 2010 themeword of TODAY, I spent much of this past weekend cooking all of the kabillion pumpkins that I grew this past season and had harvested just before the three day cold snap that killed much of the vegetation in the front yard and ushered in winter last month. For the record, 26 pumpkins take a while to cook, and make a lot of puree. Thankfully, it can be frozen for later use.
The squash I hadn't cooked included some mystery squash whose texture was unpleasant when cooked, almost melon-like. I didn't know what to do with the 25 pound specimens in the front yard (yeah, the one may have been 30 pounds), so they are now in the compost bin.
Next time Andy asks me why I keep growing vegetables for Jupiter, I don't think I'll scoff at him.
This item was composted.