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This one's for Jean (post #62943)

Here's a picture I took from the back door of my house.  Fortunately, I had the camera out, so just had to find the keys and run.  Isn't she beautiful?


This was supposed to be put in Ipke...don't know what happened!




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Edited 6/13/2008 11:32 am ET by MadMom

Debby's picture

(post #62943, reply #1 of 26)

You should have that one framed, Sharon!  Beautiful!!


Debby

roz's picture

(post #62943, reply #2 of 26)

She is beautiful! Was she looking to eat your garden? It must be tasty!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
MadMom's picture

(post #62943, reply #3 of 26)

If she touches my one tomato, she's a venison roast!  I might better go out and check on it, though.  I'm enjoying my veggie garden, this year.  Everything is in pots.  I've got two big tomato plants in one pot, and lots of herbs.  The only thing that has grown crazy is the fennel.  I don't know if it's trying to make a bulb or what, but the stems are about 3' tall and bending over.  Not doing well at all.  In school, before spring break, Kevin's kindergarten class planted a bean, and he brought it by my house because they were going to fly to Chicago.  When summer came, it was about 3" tall, so I just tossed it in the pot with the tomatoes.  Now it's huge, winding around all the tomato supports.  Still have no idea what kind of bean it is, but it's fun to watch it grow.  Also got a couple of lemon "trees" (dwarf right now, they'll have to grow a lot), a dwarf orange tree, and a blueberry plant.  Those are growing nicely, but no buds or fruit.  It's more fun than watching then die for lack of sun, though.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Jean's picture

(post #62943, reply #4 of 26)

What a beauty. Much redder coat than her northern cousins. Maybe from eating tomatoes? LOL





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MadMom's picture

(post #62943, reply #5 of 26)

Smarty!  I checked my one tomato, and it's still there!  Maybe some tomato grower can help me, though.  I have gotten lots of buds, maybe over a dozen or so, but this is the only one which has grown into a tomato.  Some of the rest have just drooped and died, and some look like they have potential. 


I do love the deer.  We saw about three of them at our fish pond last year, but didn't have a camera handy, and of course, they ran off when we opened the door.  This one just stared at me for a moment, so I snapped her picture.  By the time I was ready to take another one, she ran off, so only got the tail.  I think she is so pretty.  Of course, your DH would probably be like mine..."Good eating"!




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
Jean's picture

(post #62943, reply #6 of 26)

Very good eating. BTW, I found a piece of back strap in the freezer labelled 2005 and used it for stirfry this week. Just like fresh due to the vacuum sealer. Amazing.






Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
roz's picture

(post #62943, reply #7 of 26)

Oh how I envy you venison people! We are going to visit friends in Cork next week. He is a fisher/hunter. I am hoping for fresh caught fish for starters and a venison dish for the main meal. I am sooo greedy! We will be sure to bring good wine!

Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Do your best. Don Miguel Ruiz
kathymcmo's picture

(post #62943, reply #9 of 26)

I read once long ago in Sunset magazine, when first trying my hand at growing tomatoes, that you can aid pollination and encourage fruit set by "tickling" each flower with your finger, it helps move the pollen from one to another. It seems to work, although when I was living in Davis tomatoes grew without me even trying, the conditions were so perfect there.


But where I live now, when the nighttime temps can slow fruit set early in the season, I've done that. Can't imagine it's in the low 50s where you are though.

cookgreen's picture

(post #62943, reply #10 of 26)

You can 'help' set tomatoes, or vegetative/blooming cukes & melons, by gently moving/lifting/shaking the plants, but do so closest to noon, between 11 & 1 around here works well.

Reminds me: many years ago when we first started our greenhouse I would always start tomatoes early and have them blooming with set fruit for sale. I patiently 'helped' by brushing one bloom to the next with a tiny paintbrush. One time I was quietly doing that when I was startled by two gentlemen standing there just as patiently watching me. When asked and I explained they continued watching me until one of them, in a somewhat slow southern drawl asked, 'are they having fun yet?'

soupereasy's picture

(post #62943, reply #11 of 26)

Now that was funny!:0

Geoffchef's picture

(post #62943, reply #13 of 26)

Stopped by the Forks yesterday for the first time in several years, looked for you but I guess they give you weekends off. We did manage to dump the month's food budget on cheese however.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

cookgreen's picture

(post #62943, reply #14 of 26)

Aww!!, now I've missed both you and Plover, I was there 8-4, a day Off no less but since I can't plant anyway I went in to get ahead on a major catering next week. We do an awful lot of running back & forth between kitchen and bakery, such a common scenario, someone standing there with a blank dismayed look on their face, 'What did I come here for??' 'Go back about half way and you might remember!'

Did you check out the oil press?

I also decided I miss the weekends, the crowds are somehow different. If you noticed the set up we get lots of customer interaction at the one counter where you first come in. This seems true regardless of what we're making, people really are fascinated by people actually cooking, especially working with pastry. When I was doing pies at the bakery I had people watching right over the glass separation, they still do for the cinnamon production. Our wild rice salad also grabs their attention, it is as good looking as it tastes.

If we stay dry for a few days I'll take Thursday off to do some planting at church and at home. Amazing, still so much to plant and we're a week away from summer.

Geoffchef's picture

(post #62943, reply #17 of 26)

We have planted our raised beds and planters but this will be another corn and potatoless year since the main garden has alligators and anacondas.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #62943, reply #23 of 26)

----> since the main garden has alligators and anacondas<----

??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(and Sally faints)

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Geoffchef's picture

(post #62943, reply #24 of 26)

Well it's a swamp you see, currently approachable only by airboat.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62943, reply #25 of 26)

Winnipeg has alligators??? Or did you move and not update your profile? (If so, I'm going to tell Glenys on you, LOL.)

Geoffchef's picture

(post #62943, reply #26 of 26)

We're not entirely sure. Noone who has gone into the swamp has come back out to tell us.

 


ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary


 

 

ADAM'S APPLE, n.
A protuberance in the throat of man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place.
Ambrose Bierce - The Devil's Dictionary

 

soupereasy's picture

(post #62943, reply #12 of 26)

You must have read the same Sunset I did. I have been doing that for eons.:)

Gretchen's picture

(post #62943, reply #21 of 26)

That has to do with pollination, of course, and as long as the wind is blowing, it will do it too.  The nighttime temps are for ripening fruit. NO problem here. Not sure it has been below 70 for weeks at night!


Picking our first tomato tomorrow--or maybe tonight for Father's Day.


Gretchen
Gretchen
cookgreen's picture

(post #62943, reply #22 of 26)

Oh my, if I'm very lucky I'll pick my first orange cherry a month from now, tomato that is. I haven't dared check yet to see if the nanking cherry have set. We've ripped out all our other cherries, Evan's & Rose, but we're trying a new one, Carmine Jewel, from Saskatchewan that 'sounds' promising.

Asparagus patch has been out doing us though, stinky pee and all! Saw the neighbour buying some at Costco the other day, I almost yelled over to raid our patch instead.

Yes we are a little wet in Manitoba, I've managed some hacking/hoeing this afternoon, in preparation for planting beds. But with some heat and our sunshine hours we will yet catch up, somewhat, to our southern neighbours. So far the cutworms have robbed me of only 2 tomato plants.

Astrid's picture

(post #62943, reply #18 of 26)

It is the low night temperatures which cause the "blossom drop" on tomato plants. You just have to wait, or enclose or cover the plants with something.

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New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
MadMom's picture

(post #62943, reply #19 of 26)

Do you mean our temperatures should be higher?  Or lower?  Our overnight lows have been as high as 80 degrees, so doesn't seem like they will be getting too much higher until mid summer.  Day time highs have been close to 100!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

kathymcmo's picture

(post #62943, reply #20 of 26)

The nighttime temps have to be in the mid- to upper 50s for fruit set, which I don't imagine is your problem. That's why I recommend the flower tickling.

helena1's picture

(post #62943, reply #8 of 26)

Jean's picture

(post #62943, reply #15 of 26)

LOL. how did this get into T&T cookbooks anyway? Why did it take me so long to notice?





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #62943, reply #16 of 26)

I have no idea how it got here.  I would swear I was in Ipke when I posted it.  Oh well, CT is known for tangents!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!