Friday, August 12, 2011

Homegrown Tomatoes

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”.


  1. I LOVE homegrown tomatoes and MISS them SO MUCH!

  2. Ooh yummy! They look good! Keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations.....
    I am sure the fruits or in this case the vegetables of your label was simply delicious....

    have a fab weel

  4. I go bonkers with the first flower on mine..the tiny pea sized tomato..then at each stage of developement. I have pictures of it all. :-)

  5. Woohoo!!! I love eating home grown fruits and veggies. I just wish I had a green thumb like you and Mike.

  6. Beautiful compilation. Useful and relevant. Thanks.


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