Ahhhhhhhhhh, we are heading toward the home stretch. We had the kids for a few days in August before the session closed for summer break (two weeks). It was hard to keep them interested, as all we were doing was maintaining the crops until they were ready to harvest. During the break a few kids along with a parent or two would come out to “shop” for that day’s dinner.
But many of the kids did not know what laid ahead for them when they returned to school, like…
The most anticipated fruit was watermelon. And despite being vandalized by a thief, who hit the melon patch twice, we were able to provide our young gardeners with their expected treat….a treat with a twist!
Instead of the usual pink or red flesh one would expect of a melon, this variety, Yellow Doll, was yellow on the inside! Subsequently, it had a slightly different taste too. I bet our thief was surprised and not too pleased with what he stole, because what he took wasn’t ripe.
Our kids though did not embrace this melon variety either. The concept was too foreign for their young minds. They were polite and gamely taste-tested the samples provided but nobody and I do mean nobody asked for seconds.