I realized this morning that I often start stories on this blog but rarely finish them. So…for the record, here are the endings:
1. Apart from the garlic dill pickles, I also made several jars each of sweet mixed pickles and hot dog/hamburger relish. I still had close to 10 pounds of cuks left and I was pickled out, so I swapped the rest with a co-worker for some fresh farm eggs.
2. The squirrels: yes, I have managed to catch several more and re-locate them, so that story had a happy ending.
3. Yes, I believe I have found a source for the white strain of Prince Alberts, and I’ll be growing them next year.
4. Have I forgotten anything? Let me know.