Homegrown watermelon with a surprise

While taking a stroll in our garden this evening, Mama and I discovered about a half dozen watermelon growing! This was news to us because they’d been well hidden under dense leaves. We’d sort of given up hope we’d get any melons this year. We didn’t find these fruit until after I started cutting back the plant, which was adventuring into the yard.

Mama and I picked the biggest and darkest green melon, and we cut it open, right in the backyard. Since we planted these from seeds we selected, we were surprised to discover the flesh was not red, as we expected, but YELLOW! To be honest, we aren’t sure if we just picked it too soon, but it was quite large and heavy. The fruit was sweet and extremely mild.

Our fridge is still full of pluots and peaches from the farmers market, so we happily shared our fresh melon with our awesome neighbors!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the first homegrown watermelon of the season with Mama!

Day 233 of 365. And Day 964 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 

1 year ago today: Immense relief

2 years ago today: Sweet snoring of a dog

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What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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