Monday, July 28, 2014
This has been a bumper crop year for tomatoes and we almost can't keep up with our 6 plants. I pulled 13 ripe Early Girls off of one plant Sunday night and we've given away I-dont-know-how-many to all the neighbors. Time to make some crushed tomatoes for chili this fall?
J. has been engaged in a rather fun "tomato war" via text messages with his mom. Or it's more a war of who can tell the tallest tale regarding how big their tomatoes are. We've had fun coming up with some whopper stories, so why don't you join in the fun in the comments? You know those "Your momma is so fat that..." jokes? Well, how about this....
My tomato is SO big that....
...it wouldn't fit through the back door!
...I had to rent a Bobcat to move it!
...we fed BLTs to everyone in the tri-state area and STILL had leftovers!
I hope you'll join in the fun and add your own "whopper" tale in the comments.
And speaking of tails....it looks like we're not the only ones that like huge tomatoes.
I've shared this silliness with this week's Down Home Blog Hop and Homestead Barn Hop. They're's lots going on over there - go check 'em out!
Friday, July 25, 2014
|EVI 001. Photo of suspect committing berry misdemeanor|
SOMEBODY has been stealing some of our blackberries and I just happened to catch the little booger in the act this evening. This little rat-tailed squirrel came sneaking over on the top of the fence, climbed straight down and then disappeared into the blackberry canes only to reappear with a big fat blackberry in his mouth. He then proceeded to devour the evidence right there on top of the fence while showing absolutely no guilt or remorse (or regard for any humans). A second trip yielded no more ripe berry treats, so he scampered off wit his tail a-twitchin' in frustration. What a brat!