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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer's First Tomato



It was delicious! :)

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  1. Happiness is that first tomato of the season!

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    1. Oh, I know! It's one of my favorite things about summer....on burgers, BLT's...even just sliced with salt and pepper. yum.

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  2. Nice! I've just been out looking at my green teeny tinys, encouraging them along. I'm still a few weeks away from the first bite, though.

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    1. they just love water...the more water, the bigger they are! Not long now! Yum!

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    1. I know! Now I have to wait a few days for another one! lol...

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  4. This is the best tomatos and I love how smell about two years I had tomatos in my yard and was wonderful!

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    1. I know...the ones in the stores are just not the same!

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  5. What is wrong with this picture? Tomato envy. Mine are the size of grapes...and they are "Big Boys".

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    1. haha...I bet we are a good month or more ahead of you! And you know...it's early for tomatoes here! But I bought one already growing with blossoms on it, so I guess I cheated a little! ;) Usually we're finally enjoying tomatoes in September!

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  6. Wow that is a big size
    Maybe an apple in disguise
    Or something else of unknown
    Oh hold the phone
    You grew it in cat poo
    That is why it is so big in it's view
    Bet you didn't think I knew
    But I know it is true..LOL

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    1. actually, no...
      but Nugget droppings, are a go!
      meat eating animals can't fertilize a garden
      but the veggie eating ones ca make you grow a bargain!
      So we can eat the veggies they produce
      just don't eat the dirt, like you have a screw loose!

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    2. Hmm that I never knew
      Touching the dirt for me wouldn't even come due
      That is just crazy indeed
      My ocd would make me take heed

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  7. Am I crazy...don't answer that...or is that picture upside-down??!!
    Even so...that is one juicy tomato, baby!!!
    I am still with the small green ones...like most people...
    Did you have to share with your 5 Men??? ha ha

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. No, you are not crazy...I am! It was upside down!
      hahaha..is it better now? I only have to share with
      The Mister! The 4 boys don't like them! Ok...they are the
      crazy ones! lol....

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    2. Aren't you glad that you have such an intelligent, observant follower??
      No charge!
      Enjoy your evening!

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    3. yes, that is so true! lol...I love you for lots of reasons! xo

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  8. Lucky you!

    I have five big green ones I'm watching, and a plethora of "cherries" and "grapes", several of which are almost red. I'm giving them till tomorrow, and hoping the bunnies don't get to them before I do.

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    1. oooh...those little grape ones are so good for snacking and salads! They are so sweet!

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  9. Ohh yum!! Would go perfect with a nice chuck of mozzarella :)

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    1. oooh...yes, it would...and a little basil! yum!

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    2. ...don't forget minced garlic and olive oil!!!! :D

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    3. I love tomato with mozarella and basil!

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    4. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?

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  10. Ate my first one taday too but it was no where near that big :) just an itty bitty grape tomato. But it sure was yummy! :) Gave the rest of them a hefty drink tonight, maybe that will help things along.

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    1. yes, they really love to be wet! I have to wait a couple more days for the next one. haha. I'll be staring at it!

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  11. That is a beautiful shot Betsy! There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes! The weather is not good for gardening here!!!

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    1. it's so dry here...but hot enough for them, that is for sure!

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  12. Wow...it looks so yummy! Ours aren't ripe yet, but we're anxiously awaiting them. We have to water them every day..it is so dry here. The grass is crunchy : )

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    1. our grass is crunch, too...awful and brown in the front yard where it gets the afternoon sun. :(

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  13. If that tomato is as big and juicy as it looks....just give me a slice of bread, a dallop of mayo, and a big thick slice...Oh my, the colors are just awesome...even down to the fuzz on the stems...

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    1. tomato sandwiches...haha...just add cheese and you'll sound British! :)

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  14. love.....dreaming of tomato sandwiches...

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  15. Lovely! I am still waiting to see some red peeking through the leaves of my tomato plants; so far, all I see is green. Patience is not my strong suit.

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    1. Oh, they will get there! And they are SO worth the wait! :)

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  16. Aww it's lovely! Yay for fresh tomatoes!! Take care
    x

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    1. Did you plant any? I'm sure Charlie would guard them from any critters wanting to snack on them! :)

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  17. I love that first tomato moment of the year! Of course I also plant baby tomatoes and the pups and I can't get enough of eating those little tiny tomatos warm from the sun right off the vine. Welcome summer!

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    1. that's the best way to eat them...just pop them into your mouth! I didn't plant any cherry tomatoes this year!

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  18. Every time we think about our options for our son's possible future, and try to come up with plans for guardianships, trusts, etc., we never feel like we've found the right solution. But we know that the 'live forever' plan is not going to work out for us (as much as we'd like it to) so sooner rather than later, we have to come up with a workable plan, even if it may not be the 'ideal' plan. It is so hard to think about, and it may be especially hard for you with three kids who are nearing adulthood. Betsy, I hope you have peace of mind in knowing you are making the best decisions that you can for your kids by tackling the tough decisions instead of avoiding them.

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    1. Thanks, Yuji. :) We've been forced to make some of these decisions this summer since they are 18 years old. We can't sign their IEPs for school now without a power of attorney. Since our boys are lower functioning and nonverbal, it's probably safe to say that they will not be able to make most decisions on their own even as adults, and guardianship will most likely be the way we go. We also need a medical power of attorney immediately.

      You have a few years yet and I see Kai being much more independent when he reaches this age. I have a feeling you won't even need the guardianship!

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    2. We do have a few years until Kai reaches that age, but we also have been thinking of what would happen in the event something happened to both me and my wife. Of course, that would be a terrible situation with any child, but it feels even harder with a child with special needs. We hope that will never come to pass, but we want to prepare for the worst for our son's sake.

      Best to you in working through all this.

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    3. We need to update our will, too! Yes, that is a very hard decision...one you hope never happens but you want to have a say in it and be prepared. It's all a lot to think about! I'd really rather just find that fountain of youth I'm always joking about. lol...

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  19. What a beauty! I bet it was delicious. Our tomato time has already passed. We have to get at them early around here.

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    1. already passed? oh my....but yes, we still had snow when you were going barefoot. ha.

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    2. So true! I guess we all have our crosses to bear...bare...which is it? :)

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  20. Now that is an absolutely gorgeous shot!

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  21. It looks like a jungle!
    Did you eat it like an apple?

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  22. Oh! It's so early for a nice red tomato like that -- you are so lucky,Betsy, and I know it must have tasted sooooo good!

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  23. When I saw the photo I honestly thought I could smell it! beautiful :)
    Mary x

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  24. And what a beauty too, hope you will get many more this season.;) I simply love the scent of the plant.;)
    xoxo

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