Squash flower

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Some things make you feel like you’ve done well. Some things feel like its worth waiting for results. My three sisters garden is becoming something like that. This morning I stepped out of the house on a very tight time remaining to punch into work and I had to snap a couple of photos because I was utterly surprised to see that one of my squash plants had flowered – first flower of the three sisters garden!

The “three sisters” is a symbiotic combination of corn, squash, and beans that all work in tandem for sustainable, bountiful crop production. The Mandan Indians used it here; I learned that when I toured the mound village at Fort Lincoln, but it was an article in Popular Mechanics that made me realize I could do it in the small corner of my backyard. We have corn, zucchini and yellow squash, and sweet peas. So far it’s doing well, and I look forward to future epicness.

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