I have a flame point siemese cat, name appropriately…. The Turd. No really, Turd is her name. If we called her the other thing, I wouldn’t be able to have friends kids come over!
When I see the look your cat has, I know that look on my cat. She is usually plotting her revenge on how to make Mom’s life miserable (in her eyes).
Can you tell I am doomed?
But if it was my 17 lbs white cat, Bubba… he would just wait for me to lay down to go to sleep and lay on my head… purring contently and loving on Mama. He isn’t the brightest star in the sky! But I love him more for it.
I hand-pick the squash bugs and eggs off my squash–hence why I waited to start them until I was back from our trip. I hunt for signs of squash vine borers regularly and dig those out when I find them. I mulch with pine straw. I also am experimenting with companion planting that seems to confuse squash predators. Cilantro works on cucumber and potato beetles. Tomatillo (which seeded itself) seems to be working on squash bugs and borers. It’s a constant battle, but when you get tasty squash, it seems like it’s worth it.
Combine all ingredients. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Pack in jars and seal while hot.
That’s what my mom wrote more than 25 years ago. The card is pretty stained, so I hope I read it right. She got the recipe from two ladies at our church. We really liked it or she wouldn’t have bothered getting a recipe.
If anyone tries it, et me know how it turns out. I don’t have enough squash, and couldn’t begin to cut it down.
Thanks, Regina! It looks delicious. Since I started my squash so late this year, I may not have enough either (because we’re still gorging on it), but I do think I could cut it down. If I do, I’ll post.
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