Sometimes people would share their zucchini with us over the years but not very often did we grow it in our garden.  This year there is a row of zucchini and it is doing wonderful.  Zucchini is such a mild flavored vegetable that it is used in many different recipes.  And some people even make cookies with them.  I like them freshly steamed with a bit of olive oil and salt.  They can get quite big but they are good when eaten small as well.












 This baby marrow can grow to be a favorite, it grows so easily when the soil is rich.     

This plant has very decorative leaves that are broad and spread over the ground but watch out for the prickles.  Some people like to wear gloves when harvesting them.  

The tall male flowers can be picked to decorate your table.

Some people also grow yellow zucchini.


Avoid Lowlands.

"If we would have our homes the abiding place of health and happiness, we must place them above the miasma and fog of the lowlands and give free entrance to heaven's life-giving agencies. Dispense with heavy curtains, open the windows and the blinds, allow no vines, however beautiful, to shade the windows, and permit no trees to stand so near the house as to shut out the sunshine. The sunlight may fade the drapery and the carpets and tarnish the picture frames, but it will bring a healthy glow to the cheeks of the children.  

     The Yard Surrounding the House.--A yard beautified with scattering trees and some shrubbery, at a proper distance from the house, has a happy influence upon the family, and, if well taken care of, will prove no injury to the health. But shade trees and shrubbery close and dense around a house make it unhealthful, for they prevent the free circulation of air and shut out the rays of the sun. In consequence, a dampness gathers in the house, especially in wet seasons.    

     The Effect of Natural Beauty on the Household.-- God loves the beautiful. He has clothed the earth and the heavens with beauty, and with a Father's joy He watches the delight of His children in the things that He has made. He desires us to surround our homes with the beauty of natural things.  

     Nearly all dwellers in the country, however poor, could have about their homes a bit of grassy lawn, a few shade trees, flowering shrubbery, or fragrant blossoms. And far more than any artificial adorning will they minister to the happiness of the household. They will bring into the home life a softening, refining influence, strengthening the love of nature and drawing the members of the household nearer to one another and nearer to God."

  AH 149-150