Wednesday, July 26, 2006




From vine to bucket, and bucket to jar! The bottom right picture does not give the rows of tomatoes justice. There were gobs of them! Big, medium, small. Green, half-ripe, full red and way too many that laid waste on the ground. We picked a bucket and a half. Our friend at Kennedy Farms charges only $5.oo for a 5 gallon bucket. Him & his Dad have been farming all their lives. They have pecans, peaches, peas, beans, and much more. They also raise cattle and have several chicken houses. We ended up with way more produce than we had anticipated but who could resist? My husband put the tomatoes up while I shelled peas and after two evenings of work we had a nice mess of goodies put up for the year.

11 comments:

Clara....in TN said...

I LOVE it!!!! Nothing better than homegrown canned tomatoes in the wintertime.....as well as the peas. You have a lovely garden!

Marci said...

What a great price on the tomatoes. It is wonderful to have a place like that so near by. Did you put your tomatoes up whole or did you puree them?

Revee said...

Gorgeous tomatoes! It's so nice that you have a farm where you can go get some fresh and beautiful produce. :) Revee

Sandra said...

Ohhh I'm not a tomato fan, actually I just can't stand to eat them, BUT those tomatoes look so good. Such beauties :)

Kelli said...

Look at all those tomatoes!!! So pretty and yummy too! You'll have to share a picture of your fully stocked up pantry after the harvest is over!!

Kelli

patsy said...

my tomatoes are getting ripe and my children are suddenly found a reson to come visit mom.

patsy said...

the nurseing home worked like this. the goverment said they had to have 4 nurses on each floor and the goverment came by to do an inspection ever 3 or 4 month which they notifyed the home they were coming. management would hire a full crew and things went pretty well. after the inspection workers would start to quit or were fired soon we were back to one aid to the floor. the aide could not possible do the job. it was a money game. that all.the whole problem is about money. have you ever heard of Beverly Industries. they were the owners. The manager's wife was head nurse. so you know how that worked. They only paid min. wage so the people who had little education or little choice were the people who stayed with the job.

Sandra said...

Oh those jars of tomatoes looking so good!! I love tomatoes and mine are almost ripe enough to pick. Can't wait to have a toasted tomato sandwich!

Sandra

Jen said...

Your tomatoes look great...my papaw used say get the star tomatoes those are the best........they look great I love canned tomatoes for homemade chili in the winter...come visit me sometime...
jen

Tina Leigh said...

Hey I just realized there were 2 different Sandra's! Hey to the both of yall! Thanks Jen for stopping by! Danny & I were so happy about how they turned out. We didn't put them up whole & we didn't puree we just cooked them a little & they get, well, chunky?! They are just good!!

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