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Friday, July 29, 2011

Teasers

As usual the first tomatoes to ripen were the yellow cherry varieties, Mirabelle, Sungold and Sundrop. I picked the first almost two weeks ago and they were followed within days by Supersweet. I might have had some black/brown cherry tomatoes and some Isis Candy but I put them in the Boxelder bed and the Damned Doe got to 'em. This week we ate the first small tomatoes, Jaune Flammè, Tigerella and Stupice and a few Black Plum, Brown Berry, Super Snow White and Green Grape. The first Marmande sits on a windowstill, the first Ramapo should probably be brought in before some critter takes a nibble and there will be several Carmello tomatoes this week.

But we're still savoring each taste and making sure we have enough for the next few days. I'm ready for the more-than-I-can-eat harvest to begin...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Le Tour 2011

I swear if it hadn't been for Le Tour I would have thrown myself in front of a bus last week. The heat, the vehicular homicide in Yates County, the carnage in Norway, my mother's day-by-day condition...

It was a spectacular tour, the final standings only determined on the last days. Now I go through the usual withdrawal. If only the tomatoes would speed it up...