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HomeNotes From KathyIt's National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day!

It’s National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!

Get out your camo and your excess zucchini and celebrate “National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day!”

That’s what August 8 is, and I’m taking full advantage of it! To heck with May Day baskets. This is my new favorite holiday. You get to “Ring and Run” or “Ding Dong Ditch,” which is always fun – and you find a new home for your dark green offspring!

Instead of baking 72,000 batches of zucchini bread, while you’re reading this, I’m bagging up zucchini, taking it to the nearest and dearest neighbors’ porches, ringing the doorbell, and RUNNING! (Unless you are Jamie or Sarah. That definitely wasn’t me!)

To save you the time of figuring out what to do with your zucchini, we recommend you celebrate too. Here’s how:

1. Loading as much as you can into a bag, or two, or three.

2. Sneak over to your neighbor’s with the bag.

3. Put the bag on the porch, ring the bell, and RUN!

4. Repeat to other neighbors as necessary.

Note: If you live very far from your neighbors, you may want to plan ahead for next year. 🙂

Thanks to Tom Wellcat for inventing this and other quirky holidays!

And thank YOU for reading!

Rachel and Kathy

P.S. No zucchini at Rachel’s please! She’s full up! But it’s harder to grow in Tucson, so Kathy would be happy to have your donations.


Like David Robison, you may have hunted down more of the elusive “wild zucchini” than you need. If so, we’re sure he’d agree that you can Ding Dong Ditch those as well.





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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


  1. In my hometown, at this time of year you locked you cars and kept you window rolled up when you went in to town so you didn’t end up with zucchini in you car. In this same town you left your car unlocked and running in the winter and nothing happened to it.

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