Cappy is a busy little lady. Her days were booked with all sorts of important happenings: a trip to the local creamery to feed the baby calves, a wedding, naps, picking up rocks and sticks, chasing Edgar, running away from Copper, and generally looking cute at all times. She quickly got down to business and pointed out a yellow summer squash that was ripe for the picking.
Being an obliging sort of uncle, I got out my trusty pruners and freed the squash. Cappy was very helpful and transported it to my colander along with several ripe cucumbers.
Next, we advanced to the patch of green beans. Cappy really wasn't very interested in beans, however.
An important part of maintaining any garden is quality control. Cappy brings all of her 18 months of experience to the field when she is taste testing berries. Here we can observe a master plying her craft:
|Supervising the strawberry collection ... note the supportive hand on my knee.|
|Bending down for the taste test ... note her critical and ponderous expression.|
|This strawberry passed with flying colors.|
Here is our harvest for the day. Cappy also helped picked some bluberries, but unfortunately not many made it back into the house for pictures.
|"Corinto" cucumber, "Fresh Pick" green beans, and "Super Sweet 100" tomatoes|
|"Ruby Red" onions|
Hopefully, this will be the first of many future appearances by Capitola at Dogstreet Farm. Until then, I'll just have to make due with the memories.
Uncle Lou loves you, Cappy.