Gifts of food

Full disclaimer: I didn't grow these tomatoes. My plants weren't nearly this nice to me. Family friends grew them, then shared them. That's one of the things I like about this time of year: people sharing the fruit and vegetables they grew in their gardens. I'd share my own, if I ever managed to grow... Continue Reading →


I'm slowly but surely getting to harvest little bits of my garden. Strawberries have been coming in one by one for a month or two now, and I've picked three tomatoes over the past couple of weeks. (Well, two tomatoes; one just fell off the plant before it was actually ripe.) More tomatoes will follow... Continue Reading →


It's taken a long time, but I finally—FINALLY—have a couple of tomatoes showing up on my tomato plant. They're little yet, but they're actually growing pretty quickly. It shouldn't be too much longer before one of them fits in the palm of my hand. I also found out what the odd looking buds on my... Continue Reading →

Tomato harvest

Let's start with a disclaimer: These tomatoes most certainly did not come from my garden. I harvested a grand total of three tomatoes just this past week. The rest grew in with black spots on the bottom, and ended up going to waste. Instead, my sister-in-law's family was kind enough to share these with me.... Continue Reading →

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