Monday, August 13, 2007

Garden Produce

Yesterday while I was painting the garden was growing produce. I knew it needed picked yesterday, but didn't know just how badly it did. There is still painting to do today, but I made the garden number one on the to do list. I was excited to pick so many of the large tomatoes because that means I can start freezing them. We ate every peach off of the peach tree without freezing one, so I bought four boxes to freeze. They should be ready tomorrow. My to do list is getting long.
Emily Rose came out with the camera and caught me picking basil. I wasn't going to show it to you, but decided that you might like to see my successful tomato picking garb. I wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt that my husband doesn't like to wear, buttoned to the the top, and at the sleeves. Garden gloves would cover my hands, but I can't feel the tomatoes very well through the thickness. Usually I go without gloves, and then itch for quite a while afterward.

Today I grabbed a pair of the vinyl gloves that I use to protect my hands when painting. Success! They were perfect for picking tomatoes. I could feel the tomatoes, and yet, when I was all done, I wasn't itching anywhere! I'm going to keep a box of those gloves by my garden shoes from now on.

6 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

La Tea Dah said...

Your garden produce is lovely! YUM!

The bird is a Black-necked Stilt and the photo was taken not far from where we live (wildlife refuge waters). I didn't know what it was --- and had to wait to ask Rylan who had it all figured out. :) He was pretty diligent --- 1 1/2 weeks of waiting for this one!

:) LaTeaDah

Keri said...

Tell me you didn't grow that all yourself!?
Beautiful vegetables!
And beautiful red-haired adorable kids!

Anonymous said...

How satisfying to reap such a bountiful, beautiful harvest with the help of your two lovely children.



Anonymous said...

That harvest looks so good!

Make sure you save me some!

Sister K

Pamela said...

beans, zuc, tomatoes all make me ITCH. and moan.

your stuff is beautiful.

I'm going to be gone for a week with new grandchild - but coming back with hopes of painting, too,... on paper

I've neglected garden and water colors

carrielouise said...

I went out to the tomatoes for a few moments yesterday and today I have 30! mosquito bites on my legs. Your outfit is looking pretty good right now.