Friday, July 22, 2011

Household Hint

My husbands family owns a farm in Green River, Utah.  It’s not a farm in the sense of cows, horses, chickens etc., they grow pumpkins and the ever famous Green River Melons.  One of my favorite things to do in September is to go to the farm once the fields have all been harvested and bust open the remaining watermelons to eat the hearts out and leave the rest.  Once a field is harvested for the last time in the season, there are still so many melons leftover, especially cantaloupe.  It is just fun to eat the best part and move on until you’re full!
Here are some helpful hints that will guide you in the right direction when choosing a watermelon this summer:
·         The best time to buy a watermelon is towards the middle of August and into September.   They’ll also less expensive at this time
·         A watermelon should sound hollow when you tap on it.
·         It should be heavy.  When you pick it up you should think, “There is no way something this size should weigh this much.”
·         A yellow spot on the rind means it is ripe.
·         The brown scabs on the rind mean it is sweet.

1 comment:

The Celery Stock said...

Thanks so much for the tip. So many times I wish I knew what to look for and now I know. You are awesome!