Thursday, October 21, 2010

It Rained

Some of these tomatoes might have had a chance at ripening, but it rained.
You can't leave tomatoes out there when it rains; I learned that the hard way last year. They split and go bad. So sad.
So when the weather turned nasty, Cranky stripped the vines of everything. Not a very big harvest, because that's the way things went this season. We'll eat the eatiest ones, and roast and freeze the rest.
We also thank Cranky for this photograph. I think if I were to one day vaporize, he could take over this blog and you'd never know the difference.

13 comments:

Zoomie said...

Please don't vaporize - just tell him I'm still "following" his blog and patiently awaiting his return.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: He actually loves to write. He just hates having readers.
I will pass your compliment along, and I suspect he might return.

Zoomie said...

BTW, what did Mrs. Thomas say? What _could_ Mrs. Thomas say?

Zia said...

Kudos on the photo...Love all the various colors. Btw, enjoying your masthead also~

Chilebrown said...

I would know the difference. Cranky is not Mad.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

I'd notice xxx

Juanita said...

SO glad I found this post. I'm growing tomatoes for the first time, and they're starting to ripen on the vine now, but it's rainy season. I had no idea they split when it rains! So now I'll know to move them under good cover the next time it does. Ta!

Greg said...

Crazy year in the garden. I kept looking at my tomatoes and realized they were disappearing.I opened my BBQ lid and there was a lovely vole nest lined with ripe tomatoes! !@#$$.I'm mad and I don't eat!Tomatoes that is.

Hungry Dog said...

That is a nice picture, I agree. But I'm pretty sure we would notice if you disappeared. YOu have a distinct (and awesome) style.

cookiecrumb said...

Zoomie: Mrs. Thomas asked me to apologize to her husband for, well, a LOAD of reasons. I refused. Had lunch with Anita.

Zia: Cranky Thanky! Mrs. Thomas, go f yourself. Cookie Thanky.

Chilebrown: Do you mean mad in the American sense or the British? He is mad in the British sense.

Mouse: Aw... Yeah, and guess who wrote this post! :D

Juanita: I wish you all the BEST on your tomato garden! What fun.

Greg: OhMahGAHHHH. That is so funny and so sad.

Dawg: Merci, sweetie. I'm still here.

kudzu said...

Do you have enough green tomatoes for a pie? I remember when I went to the very first all-tomato meal (more than a decade ago, done by Todd Humpries at Campton Place) and the dessert was a tart with a sort of green tomato mincey marmalade filling (raisins, maybe some nuts, definitely some lemon involved) that was scrumptious. Delicate, fruit sort of smeared rather than piled.

Laura said...

What a season we had this year. I should have taken the last sun gold tomatoes down yesterday, before this rain. Oh well...

BTW, do you know anyone who has chickens and need a lovely and beautiful rooster? We live in Southern Marin and one of our chicks turned out to be a rooster and we need to find a home for him.

cookiecrumb said...

Laura: Wow, a rooster give-away? Cute. Most neighborhoods ban the males, so you've got two other choices. 1) The Humane Society will take it (seriously), or 2) dinner!