I squeezed the plucked fruit and the skin felt loose so I squeezed some to loosen the rest and the skin split. That’s okay as you know I was very excited, like a kid having a birthday, so I plunged my thumbs in and wriggled them around then boo-ah, the leathery like skin peeled right off. Amazing, because this was nothing at all like I had read about online, where I read how it was “hard” to get the skin off the fiber. Oh well, chalk it up to beginners luck.
Of course the insides were wet, sorta slimy even, so I rinsed and rinsed, squeezing seeds out as I went. Thumping the loofa membrane on the side of the sink, till I finally got all the seeds out. I was very surprised to find that is was soft, like one of the store bought plastic doo-hickies.
Does it sound silly to be so excited about a loofa? I know, I know reminds some of y’all about my cotton. I can’t really explain it, this feeling of growing one of God’s plants and holding such really cool, nature-rific products in my own two hands.
And now, I’m sure, y’all are wondering what I’m gonna do with this luffa. Me too, but perhaps I’ll use it in the shower. I mean I can’t be sure how good a product I have unless I use it myself. Right?
How about it, my dear internets do y’all have any unique ideas I can