There has been a pleasant surprise around the farm!
At first we thought the cantaloupe harvest was going to be 2.
Yes, 2 sad melons.
There was a possibility of a third but I did not think it was even close to ever getting ripe but he brought it in anyway and it sat on the counter.
Lo and behold!
I was curious as to what an unripe cantaloupe looked like so I cut it open.
IT WAS RIPE!
So out he went to the garden to pull in all of the other melons we thought were too unready and would never ripen in time.
|And there are two in the refrigerator|
While I still think the three that look like unripe coconuts REALLY do not stand a chance I feel the bulk of these will turn out quite nicely with a little counter sitting. I knew cantaloupes would continue to ripen unlike the watermelons but I was quite happily surprised as to what extent.
So it looks like we will be enjoying sweet, juicy melon for some days to come.
I love surprises like this!