Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Touch of Home

We are on the road again. We are heading to the west coast. Just before we left I raided the garden for carrots, beets, spaghetti squash and tomatoes. This has been an incredible summer for tomatoes. We have been enjoying them for several weeks. I haven't grown weary of Caprese salad and Mr. Dreamy has been enjoying "mater" sandwiches. I've even dried two batches with a dehydrator. We planted 5 plants of different varieties, and they have so many tomatoes on them (still) that the plants have slowly slid down the stakes from the weight.

Tomatoes we hope to enjoy in the coming week(s).

We have left instructions with both the house sitter, and our neighbor, to pull the tomato plants up by the roots and hang them in the garage when the first killing frost is predicted. The tomatoes will continue to ripen. They will continue to enjoy the tomatoes. One year we had fresh tomatoes well into November! 

Mr. Dreamy, despite being anxious to get going, asked if I wanted to grab some cut flowers from the garden to take along. What a nice gesture. I hadn't thought of bringing a bit of that garden with me! 

The next time I see my gardens, all will have been killed by frost, and possibly covered by snow. 


  1. Oh please...don't say the "S" word! I just told my cousin this morning that I'm going to start bringing some of my plants inside. I hate to do it, but it's getting cold out already. In the 50's last night. I am fixing up a vintage camper to set on our land and just "play" with, but I told My Shug yesterday I think I would like to buy one when he retires and take off for the winter!

    Cindy Bee

  2. On the road again...they should write a song about that, don't you think? Ha Ha! Yes, it has been quite a season for gardens...we make sauce, make sauce and make sauce. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Have a safe trip! Your tomatoes are beautiful:)


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