back home/here come the tomatoes

leave for a few days and you can really see the changes in your garden.  there were  tomatoes in the lower garden ready to be picked.  we filled up a small laundry basket with them.  i probably should have weighed the basket seeing how the handle was bending.  i am going to guess it was @ 10lbs.  not quite enough for me to bust out the canner, but enough to cover part of the table and start bagging some up for friends and neighbors.  i think this weekend i’ll either can them as whole tomatoes or i will make a marinara/spaghetti sauce.  the orange icicle paste tomatoes have yet to ripen, but when the do, i’ll make ketchup…mmm, orange ketchup.    

i did use last years pesto sauce, this years basil and the yet undetermined tomato on our pizzas this evening.  the crust is whole wheat, not burnt, i swear.

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i’ve had some success with morning glories this year.  i came across an heirloom variety last september … ‘grandpa otts’. sagan and alice were helping with the black raspberries (in the background).

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lastly, today is our wedding anniversary.  we have known each other for 22, been together for 20, and married for 10.  you bet i got me a cake!  it was the same type of cake we had for our wedding.  i only asked that they put ‘happy anniverary’ on it.  imagine my surprise when i opened the box and saw this…

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