Today, Leah, Susannah, Cassia and I decided to just get out in the garden, and pick tomatoes!!!  It is something that we have been needing to get done for a while and is quite overdue! 


          At first, all I was finding were red, rotten good-for-nothing tomatoes.  So I threw them behind me into the green bean patch that we are no longer needing.  I probably threw 15  or more of them behind me.  So one by one–pick, throw, pick, throw, pick, throw—that is until I heard Anna, who was also behind me, say something like "Oooohhhh!"  So I looked, and one of the rotten good-for-nothing tomatoes that I threw had just went splat on her dress!  Oh dear!  Fortunately for me, she thought it was funny : D   We were all laughing pretty hard about it : ).   

   Then, Cassia hollers "A spider!  Lots of spiders!"    And there were.

   Again, Cassia hollers " A mouse!"  which there was.

   Then, just to be ornery, I holler, "A heffalump!"   Which there wasn’t.

   And my sisters said "Oh brother!"  But there weren’t any (brothers) out there either : )

 Later, Daddy told Susannah that he had heard about the mouse…and not from anyone telling him about it.  He could hear the hollering in the garden from his shop .

   We also found a very large hole–NOT a mouse hole–underneath the tomato plants.  So we were all discussing what kind of animal that might be.  We found several tomatoes that apparently the mouse had enjoyed, so we were joking that the mouse must have got a lot of energy from eating those tomatoes, and so that was how he was able to dig such a big hole!


   We picked only 2 bushels of tomatoes for canning, and just enough cherry tomatoes to eat.  I don’t know whose idea it was to get so many cherry tomato plants (mine )  but next year, I think 2 plants should be plenty—instead of 4 or 5 like I got this year.  Because there are probably hundreds if not thousands of little cherry tomatoes :-0   

 Now what are we going to do with them?  Make them into sauce?  Eat them three times a day?  Let the mouse have them?  I don’t know!!!


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Tomatoes, Spiders, and a Mouse

4 thoughts on “Tomatoes, Spiders, and a Mouse

  • September 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I don't have a very big Graden, but the two cherry tomato plants are going CRAZY! I am out there everyday picking some…. I am sure I glad I did not get more! I don't I could eat that many cherry tomatos! 😀

    I like the "Spiders!' "Mouse!


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  • September 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I thought we had a lot of tomatoes. I haven't found a mouse in the garden yet but I have found a garden spider. I bent over to pick a tomato and there it was. *shudder* Hope you can find something to do with all of the tomatoes. ; )


  • September 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Oooh!!! What pattern did you use for your dress in the picture in this post?? Its loverly! 😉

  • September 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I planted three cherry tomato plants this year and ours did pretty much the same thing…really produced, but they wouldn't ripen! So, when God gives you green cherry tomatoes, make green cherry tomato pickles! Super easy and they taste like dill pickles! My daughter and I canned 7 and 1/2 pints! YUM! Here's a link to the recipe…


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