Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Fruit of Our Labors

Hey, I managed to get the photo on by myself - after many times trying. I picked our first tomato yesterday and couldn't resist showing it off. We went to the Empty Nesters FHE last night and I took a nice fresh cucumber to our host. I have more green beans to pick this morning. I wish I had enough to bottle some, but there are not, so maybe I will just freeze them.

I am preparing to go to the reunion in Heber City. I think Grandpa has decided not to go. He has not felt very well and the heart doctor didn't think it was a good idea because of the altitude. I don't want to go without him and I don't want him to go where there will be problems - how is that for being contradictory? Kenneth will be driving with me so I won't be alone.

We continue to have very hot weather but we have purchased a timer which operates the air conditioner in the food storage unit. I have always had to go out and turn it on by hand in the late afternoon and then off when it gets cool. Now it just comes on by itself at 4:00 in the afternoon and goes off at 7:00. I don't know why we didn't do this years ago.

I'll talk to you all when I get back from the reunion.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bread and vegetables. I have to admit I'm jealous of that tomato - we only had one tomato grow, and it was puny! That timer for the food storage shed sounds like a wonderful idea - much more convenient than doing it by hand!

Nicia said...

Good work getting the picture up all by yourself! I am impressed! That bread and veggies look delish!

Melinda said...

Mmmmmm! I'm totally missing fresh tomato sandwich right now! I'm glad you had a good summer harvest!!

Calista said...

I'll agree with everyone else; that tomato looks wonderful! And I loved seeing the pictures of your garden that you posted before this.

Farrell Family said...

All the food looks good but the bread looks the best to me. It's been a long time since I've had homemade bread.
Glad you got the air conditioning all worked out to turn on and off automatically.

Rachel H. said...

What amazing proof / fruit of your labors! You should be very proud!

McD Fam said...

You have a lovely garden! And those veggies look yummy!

Karen said...

I picked our first tomato last night and ate it in a tomato sandwich. My all time summer favorite!

Kathy said...

Your plate of goodies looks scrumptious! (grate job getting the photo up there!) A business associate sent Dave home with some homegrown tomatoes last night - I was pretty happy!

Kathy said...

Your plate of goodies looks scrumptious! Good work on the getting the photo up too. It was GREAT to see both you and Dad at the Earl reunion. I'm so glad he was able to come.

Michelle said...

Mmmm! Looks yummy! We have several tomatoes growing, we'll see how well they do. If only the kids would stop trying to pick them! I have a total of 6 beans harvested, and one squash growing. Question- our squash plants have nice big flowers and then they shrivel up and nothing grows. No squash happens! What could be wrong? Are we watering wrong? Or are they not getting pollinated and we should do it by hand? The beans and peppers and tomatoes are doing fine. Just the squash. Help please!

I wasn't able to stop by Kuna last time I had an appointment in Boise... time constraints. I have one on the 21st of this month. Will you be home that day? It's a Thursday. I can hang around in town until late afternoon if I need, I wanted to take them to the zoo sometime this summer and that seems like a good day to do it. If you work the temple that day and won't be home until later. Let me know! :-)

Michelle said...

Oh, looks yummy! I have harvested a whole 6 beans, have several tomatoes on my plants growing, hopefully to big and plump maturity, lots of peppers, and one squash. Question - our squash plants get flowers, then the flowers shrivel up, stem too, and we get no squash from them. All the veggies around them are fine, the plant is getting nice and big. We are watering every day (Mark's idea). What could be wrong? Should we be watering less? There are miracle grow pellets in the soil, so they get fed. Help please... *hopeful smile*

By the way, I was unable to stop by Kuna last time I had an appointment in Boise... time constraints. I have another appointment on the 21st midmorning and could come by in the evening. I was wanting to take the kids to the zoo sometime this summer and since I am in Boise that seems like a good time to go, before school starts. Let me know if that works. Love you!

Michelle said...

That's too funny. Blogger didn't post my comments, I tried twice and it wouldn't work. Now it posted both! I was going to come by today but by the time we got done with the zoo I had some very tired, very cranky, VERY whiney kids, so I just took them home with the dvd player going strong the whole way. Sorry....