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The wife went ape planting summer squash and zucchini this year.

I can't begin to tell you how many ways I've prepared it. I feed some to the chickens, but they won't be able to eat it all.

I think I might go to Walmart, look for unlocked car doors, and toss squash in.

 

Or possibly call those supposed homeless cardboard sign people over to the car, and when they think they're getting a buck or two, I'll hand them a squash or two. :gig

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #2 of 8

Be careful, they may hit you with the squash - our neighborhood  is a NO squash zone!!

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Let me tell you my tale of woe!  I planted zucchini.  While I was out of the country, the garden went wild, including the zucchini.  Came home to green base ball bats.  Picked them all, but didn't get a new flush of tender young squash.  I also planted yellow summer squash, just to hedge my bets.  They grew very well... too well... then they started vining.  Those summer squash plants put out some 30# field pumpkins.  So, this year, I only had 3 or 4 tender little zucchini to enjoy.  Next year... I'll be prepared.  Will plant lots of zucchini.  KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED FOLKS!!!

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post
 

Let me tell you my tale of woe!  I planted zucchini.  While I was out of the country, the garden went wild, including the zucchini.  Came home to green base ball bats.  Picked them all, but didn't get a new flush of tender young squash.  I also planted yellow summer squash, just to hedge my bets.  They grew very well... too well... then they started vining.  Those summer squash plants put out some 30# field pumpkins.  So, this year, I only had 3 or 4 tender little zucchini to enjoy.  Next year... I'll be prepared.  Will plant lots of zucchini.  KEEP YOUR DOORS LOCKED FOLKS!!!

I think my best concoction so far this year has been zucchini fritters!

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #5 of 8

Ya'all are killing me :P. I couldn't plant a garden this year. I literally dreamed of summer squashes. Two favorite ways are sautéed with bacon, onion and shrooms, and zucchini casserole. Casserole is easy...layer cooked burger, catsup, steamed zucchini, cheese. Bake 375 for 30 minutes, until cheese is browned and crispy. You can top with French Fried onions if you want some crunch.

 

I'm going to try those fritters next year when I have an abundance :)

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #6 of 8
That gives me a better idea than leaving unmarked bags of overgrown pickling cukes on the counter at the post office after hours wink.png


I had cucumber vines running over my tomatoes, and one that even climbed a tree! Good news is, I canned enough pickles this year that I don't even need cukes next year big_smile.png
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

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post #7 of 8
I did not need to plant cukes this year either. I have plenty of pickles in the pantry, but next year will be a cuke/pickle year.

Some food banks will take excess veggies. Not all will depending on how they are set up and maybe local laws. I give my excess to a volunteer charity where eight local churches went together to set up a “ministry” to help people in need. If you have trouble locating a charity that will take them, try talking to a minister. They often know what is going on with stuff like this.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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I did not need to plant cukes this year either. I have plenty of pickles in the pantry, but next year will be a cuke/pickle year.

Some food banks will take excess veggies. Not all will depending on how they are set up and maybe local laws. I give my excess to a volunteer charity where eight local churches went together to set up a “ministry” to help people in need. If you have trouble locating a charity that will take them, try talking to a minister. They often know what is going on with stuff like this.


ITA. Sometimes the minister might even know of a particular family that could use extra food. There is someone in my area that does eggs 'by donation only', she says you pay what you can. Some people pay a lot, some pay next to nothing. It seems to be working well for her. She advertises on FB. You could so something similar with your extra produce. You can also set up an honor system farm stand on your road (check local ordinances, they are all over the place around here).

 

Also this website hooks up growers with too much produce with food pantries/soup kitchens near them that can use it.

http://www.ampleharvest.org/find-pantry.php

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