This Spring we were given three tiny heirloom squash plants. They were planted in a little corner of the cloister garden, normally the domain of various flowers.

The sqash plants in the cloister grew by leaps and bounds, and the results have been gratifying to both sight and taste.

Photographed below is the largest of the recently harvested squash, looking more like a watermelon than a squash!

To qualify as an heirloom squash, it must come from old seed, generally before 1950. The appearance and taste of heirloom squash is superior to that of modern squash. We concur.

Blessed Sunday and week ahead.

Abbot Christian and the monks