A Squash is Born
"Oh, my goodness! It's a baby squash!"
Those were the words I squealed (yes, I squealed) when I pulled back the leaves of my lonely squash plant yesterday. I couldn't believe my eyes. I had gone to the garden to take a closer look at the squash flowers and see if I had any females yet. I was on a quest to determine whether I needed to make a few introductions and instigate some pollination action. But it turns out that all I needed to do was be patient. The bees had been doing their job, the squash flowers were feeling happy, and now... I've got a tiny baby squash that's not much wider than a penny. It's so cute!
My first homegrown squash. I feel like a proud parent.