As soon as my cucumber seeds sprout up above the ground, I install a handy-dandy trellis made of beautiful hog wire. This year, the hog wire is secured to two random metal stake-like pieces I found in one of the ranch house barns that didn’t have a purpose until now.
The ranch house barns are full of ‘things’ whose purpose is yet to be unveiled.
At first I thought it was an old cash register. Then I realized there were only numerous numerals and absolutely no mathematical symbols or signs.
If you know what it is, please let me know. Otherwise, I’m sure a use will arise in the future. I’m thinking it would make an interesting door stop.
Where was I going with this?
Oh, yeah. Cucumbers.
So Once I get the fancy cucumber trellis in place, I wait for the cucumbers to climb the vertical ladder to bear fruit.
Here’s the recipe:
2-3 Cucumbers, sliced
1 Onion, sliced
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Vinegar
1 Cup Sugar
Combine water, vinegar and sugar in bowl. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add sliced cucumbers and onion. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
I usually add another round of cucumbers to liquid before discarding. By then it looses some of its pungency.