Check out These Melons

Besides tomatoes, I really wanted cantaloupes to grow in my garden. So far, they’ve proven slow and difficult to set. I think I’ll be lucky to get a half dozen.

We ate this one last week:


It was a green meat melon, and deliciously sweet.

We have another cantaloupe and a honeydew coming along nicely on the vines:



And we have three of these little guys, too:


At this point, I’m not sure what kind these are; maybe the golden-on-the-outside, green-on-the-inside. I’m a bit worried about these because the vine is growing straight up the trellis, and I think the melons might not be supported adequately.

We also have a couple more butternut squash growing. This one is my favorite because it’s so bulbous:


This is our current butternut squash family:


I might be a bit obsessed with the butternut squash.

In non-garden news, Porkchop and I went to Chicago a couple of weekends ago for an ice hockey tournament. Here’s Porkchop suited up in her new team uniform:


And here she is on the ice (look for the red helmet):


Porkchop’s team played really well, but didn’t win any of the games. However, they held their own and Porkchop scored a goal in the second game! Pretty good for someone who hasn’t played in a few years!

Porkchop’s new team is a B-team, and since I’m used to watching C-level teams, I was surprised at the speed and physicality of the play. I actually watched the entire games instead of reading when Porkchop was off the ice! Of course, this sort of play meant Porkchop was checked and knocked down, which made me nervous.

After our Chicago trip, we finally finished painting the first floor. Ugh, I don’t want to pick up a paint roller for long, long time!

We finished just in time for a series of visitors: Katie and Beth stopped by while visiting from Minneapolis, I have a friend coming in this weekend, and then my family comes for a short stay the weekend after that.

This Friday is Porkchop’s 30th birthday! We both have the day off, and we plan on doing fun things around the city. For example, buying a bunch of shrimp and brining and grilling them. Yum!

Have a great week!

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