There’s still hope…
August 30, 2013, 6:06 am
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…apparently, for a better supermarket tomato.  I’ll believe when I taste it.


Dream Job
March 26, 2013, 6:18 am
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OK, so this guy landed what may be the greatest job in the world.  And I didn’t realize he’s the first ever.  Had I know this I would have declared myself the BBQ Editor of  So I’ll do it now, henceforth I will be know as the BBQ and Grill Editor-In-Chief as well as the Minister of Mesquite, Oracle of Oak, and Wizard of Woodsmoke.

But seriously, this article got me off my butt to share something, and I’m hoping to do more of that in the summer of 2013.

Police blotter
August 9, 2011, 6:09 am
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Missing: Tomatoes.  A lot of tomatoes.

Suspect:  The usual suspects.

Due to some rather draconian firearm  laws in my town, I can’t deal with the tomato thieves the way I’d like.  So far, the squirrels have out-consumed the family to a ratio of about 3 to 1.

However, if I lived in the city I’d be dealing with a whole other class of thieves.

Have we been scammed?
June 16, 2011, 5:55 pm
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I never really like fried green tomatoes that much….like the author of this post, I’d rather eat the crunchy coating and leave the hockey pucks behind.  But, it turns out we may have been snookered.

Of course, since we planted so late, we don’t even really have enough for some fried green ones.  Not that I’d harvest the first ones with a chance to ripen.

Starting Line
April 3, 2011, 5:33 pm
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Turned over the big bed and mixed in some manure/humus with the tiller.  Segundo helped me plant beets.  Also planted some lettuce and borlotto beans.

All Tarted Up
August 24, 2010, 10:40 am
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Too many tomatoes, what a chore! NOT!

Primo and The Principessa made this wonderful tart on Saturday

A Win. And Many, Many Losses
August 15, 2010, 9:14 am
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Arrived home from a week at the lake to discover complete devastation of the tomatoes.  Not really sure what kind of varmint we’re dealing with but a varmint for sure.  Half-eaten tomatoes strewn around the back yard, both beautifully ripe and green.  I guess the varmint ran out of ripe tomatoes mid-week.


This tomato was the only one left undamaged and close to ripe.  But it needed at least another day (and probably two) so I left it on the vine.  Came out this morning to find one tiny bite taken out of it. Curses! Foiled!

And so far it’s the heavyweight winner, even with a we bit removed.  2 lbs. 5/8 ounces.