Remember my teeny tiny little tomato bud? It grew and grew as Mike and I watched, watered and pampered it. Well, truth be told, Mike did most of the watering. It’s been thrilling to watch as the little buds grew from one stage to another.
Photos by dellgirl
By mid-July there were several tomatoes and some were turning red. WOW, what a treat, RED tomatoes! Those babies looked about ready to make a nice salad.
We decided to give them a few more days to ripen and made plans about when to pick them and eat them. Now all we had to do was decide whether we’d make salad or put them on a nice homemade subway sandwich.
Several days later we “ceremoniously” picked our tomatoes, brought them inside, and washed them with grandiose “pomp and circumstance” and a lot of TLC. Well actually, Mike washed while I, the drama queen, ran for the camera like a kid with a shiny new toy on her brother's birthday.
Look at those babies, aren't they gorgeous!? Homegrown tomatoes that we planted from seeds, watered, watched and pampered all through this record Texas drought.
This is good, life is good…it doesn’t get much better than this. Next, the BIG FEAST!
Just call me “The Farmer in the Dell”.