This is year three for my vegetable garden, and every year, about this time of year, I get overwhelmed with excitement over the bounty provided by a handful of seeds in just a few square feet of space. And every year my garden surprises me in different ways. This year it’s the zucchini that’s surprising me. The leaves are huge, the vines and tendrils are growing practically before my eyes, reaching out into the far reaches of my yard, producing humungous zucchini so rapidly it doesn’t seem possible.
Today when I went out to harvest some veggies I couldn’t believe that there were eight zucchini to pick. I sliced one large one up for dinner, threw it on the grill, and at dinner I said “What on earth am I going to do with all of those zucchini?” To which Todd responded, “I’ll take one, wrap it in tin foil, and shove it into my pants before we go through airport security.” I laughed, but the kids looked at him puzzled and Miles said, “Why would you do that?” They’ve never seen This is Spinal Tap.