Monday, January 18, 2010

*Tomatoes*


My own little local harvest. Picked not fifty feet from where I sit and not more than 5 minutes off the vine when they had their photo taken. The fruits of "old vine" tomatoes--planted last spring. Poor vines suffered through searing Arizona heat, monsoon winds and an onslaught of tomato worms. Never gave up or gave in--just kept up the organic food and plenty of water. Enough harvest for a tasty salad a day. After receiving only about 3 inches of rain in 2009, we are finally having rain today. What a relief. Made my trip to the compost bin a real treat. I waited until it rained to go out and deposit peelings and shredded paper from the office. What a wonderful feeling--real rain from the sky and not the faucet.

2 Comments:

Blogger maría cecilia said...

Hola Fran, living in Arizone without enough rain must be very difficult for your garden and life in general, but you have done a great work having your own tomatoes. I also make my own compost and recently have started the worm thing, to make humus out of compost, I´m experimenting for the first time.
Nice meeting you,
Maria Cecilia

05 June, 2010 21:21  
Anonymous Chicken Marinade said...

I really love to see the fruits of your own labor. It really feels great to have a garden and be able to pick your own fruits and veggies that you have cared for! And organic, too! Very nice!

07 April, 2012 21:09  

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