Yesterday we picked a big rockmelon from our garden with the intention of eating it. Unfortunately a very ravenous creature got to it first and it was riddled with big holes! The chickens were delighted with their unexpected treat, though we felt a little disappointed. Just as we were about to turn away we spied this big, stripy green zucchini hiding under the enormous leaves! I vaguely remember planting some zucchini (though I can't remember whether it was seedlings or seeds - seeds I think and some out-of-the-ordinary variety), but have been so busy with other things that it has grown unnoticed.
Admittedly I'm a little more excited about our zucchini than the children, but they are still pretty pleased that it came from our garden!