Wow, it has been a long time since I posted here. I have a bunch of reasons why and some strange stories to go along with them. For now though, I'm going to try to get back to blogging as if I never stopped because I have countless things to report.
This year's garden is the biggest and best we've ever had! Possibly one of the most exciting things to report is that we are now eating a few early tomatoes!
This was the first one we ate but actually the second one picked. It was harvested on June 6th. We missed our early tomato record by one day, unless you count the first ripe tomato picked. The first one, picked on June 3rd was a huge, record-sized beefsteak tomato that looked like this:
Does that count? It reminds me of when a pullet lays its first egg. The first one is always a tiny strange little egg. (Our chickens are doing great by the way.) I've never seen tomato plants operate in the same manner, but this one did! Side by side they look like mother and child.
Tomatoes aren't the only thing we have harvested during my sabbatical from blogging. We've gotten a generous amount of lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas, broccoli, and have begun harvesting cucumbers and almost zucchini. Much more is planted and doing well. I will try to get caught up here and post regularly about it all. I have enough to write that I could post every day if I'm able to get my act together. For now however, I'm going to enjoy some fresh sliced tomatoes with my family.
How are your tomatoes doing? What about the rest of your garden?