After hours of hard labor under the mid-afternoon sun there comes a time to stop for a break. Depending on the day, there could be any a number of refreshing treats prepared by one of my doting big sister. But one especially refreshing and enjoyable snack is a large, cool, crisp, sweet slice of watermelon filled with black seeds. You might not understand why it would be appealing to have a slice of watermelon filled with black seeds. I am sure that it is very nice for Sunday socials or evening parties to have those new and improved seedless watermelons where people have no need of spiting and spurting. Although, in the eyes of a farm boy watermelon seeds are not inconvenient interruptions to your enjoyment of a watermelon, but essential ammunition to protect yourself until the end of break time.
An afternoon break on the farm is not only an essential thing, but something that is greatly looked forward to. After downing a hardy snack and a few cups of cool water its time to head back to the project at hand. And when we come to the end of the day it always make for a good laugh to find a little, sticky black seed stuck behind someone’s ear or in someone’s hair.