Posted by: kathandroger | November 2, 2014

The Invalid and the Squash.

A week ago Kath had her a knee operation. Her kneecap has always been a bit malpositioned, so the clever carpenters at Chatellerault have moved it over a bit with a chisel and a couple of screws. All is going well, and the substitute cook and cleaner is managing so far. I remembered an old chair, bought in the depths  of Lincolnshire many years ago, which had been shoved into one of the barns, but which has proved perfect for the recovering patient. She has enjoyed the last of the summer sun in luxury-not bad for the first day of November at 23 degrees!  www.allaboutmykneecap.wordpress.comIMG_2819In view of the good weather I took the opportunity to gather all our squash from the vegetable patch. Kath tells me we were given some seeds as a present in the spring and I must have planted some in addition to our normal Butternut, Crown Prince and Potimarron. Here they are drying in the sun.IMG_2820


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  1. That is a very nice old chair… our school library reading room had those…
    but with a brass rail screwed across the back…
    presumably so that we couldn’t do what Kath’s doing… shame!
    Well done you for moving it around for her…
    as far as I re-mem-mem-remem-ember they weighed a ton!
    Take advantage of the butler, Kath… you look very relaxed…
    now, peel her another grape Roger!

    Nice squash harvest, too… that’ll keep you through the winter…
    The third from left on the top row looks like a “Sucrine du Berry”…
    somewhat bitternut’ish and very nice…
    From the left on the second row…
    first is either another Sucrine or a very strange Nutterbut…
    the black and orange one is a “Darth Maul”*… very trendy…
    and the last but one again looks like a Sucrine…
    On the third step, that very pale one looks like an overgrown Iceball courgette, rather than a pumpkin….
    three along from that…
    smooth & dark green with whitw streaks is a Kabocha type squash…
    paler flesh but very tasty…
    then there’s that little green ball with the pale blue-green rays…
    careful… it looks like a “Death Star” to me…
    then the second along from that…
    with the pale hummocks and dark green valleys…
    beginning to turn orange at the tip…
    that one is Sweet Dumpling… pattidou in French… very tasty… sweet potato’ish in texture and flavour…
    then the green one next door looks like another Kabocha type…
    and on the bottom step, the third one in again from the left looks like another Sucrine.
    Nice variety!

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    * No idea really… same with the Death Star!!


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