9.27.2008

Strange folk


Gourd, anonymous.

I didn't catch the name of this blue-ribbon beauty, but if I had to come up with one of my own I think I'd call it the peanut squash. Gnarled and wizened as the roots of an ancient tree, it reminds me of Down Easters themselves.








Butternut.

Endangered by butternut cankor, the Maine butternut is in decline. The pleasant tasting, oily, wild nut is one of the few native to the state, and is especially prized for making maple butternut candy.

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