Monthly Archives: August 2013

First Day

Today was the first day of our three day tomato canning extravaganza. We picked up our rented Zip van, drove and picked up the tomatoes (!), went to a lovely kitchen store to fetch our jars and food millls, went … Continue reading

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This is what 300 pounds of tomatoes looks like

Here they are in the back of the rented Zip van, en route.

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The Country House

Tonight we signed a lease on our new home.  We call it ‘The Country House.’ Although not really in the country, it is outside the city and on two acres. There are plenty of neighbors near by, but on our … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in the Garden

Here are some pictures of the tomatoes in my garden. The two sizable varieties I grew were Oregon Star for sauces and canning, and Mortgage Lifter as a slicing / sandwich tomato. Here you can see the blossom end rot … Continue reading

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300 Pounds of Tomatoes

Today I became ‘the lady who wants 300 pounds of tomatoes.’ I heard someone call me this on the phone as they handed the call off to another store employee. I guess that’s me, the lady who wants 300 pounds … Continue reading

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Small Successes

Some things are going right. I am feeding my daughter a homegrown cucumber. Each day I eat delicious cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden. We have groceries, a dishwasher full of clean dishes, and a drawer full of clean … Continue reading

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Feeling a bit down

I had a really lovely day today filled with friends and community.  It built up my spirit.  But I must admit that I have been struggling emotionally with packing up and leaving.  I am excited about our new place, which … Continue reading

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