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A Beautiful Sight…

GrowDammit Heirloom Tomatoes.

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heirloom tomatoes

That is all.

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Fresh from the GrowDammit Gardens…

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Red sauce made from GrowDammit tomatoes and herbs.

These are the last of the ripe tomatoes people.  I think it’s gotten to chilly up here at GrowDammit Central, so we will be pulling the vines out of the ground and harvesting the green tomatoes for chow-chow.  Of course, we will have to reserve a few for fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwiches.  *drool*

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Weeding onions is good for the soul. Who knew?

I spent part of my afternoon on a local farm weeding onions.  Turns out, it was fun.  Why isn’t weeding my own garden so rewarding?  Because that is solely a selfish endeavor for my own gain and well being.  And, a colossal pain in the ass.

The Chester County Food Bank serves over 90 regional food cupboards and meal sites.  Today, I weeded onion beds for them.  Not all by myself, some of my co-workers joined me.  Obviously the food bank gets canned/dried good/monetary donations throughout the year from very generous people, but they try to bring in fresh veggies during the season with their own sort of “farm to table” program.  Local farms donate some growing space and minimal labor, but it’s up to the Food Bank and volunteers to grow, care for and harvest the crops.  It’s called Gleaning, and you can read more about it here.

Get involved people.  If you can’t give money, give some time.

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

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The Hell Mother Nature?

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We are not amused.

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Well, I’ll be damned.

My friend Sue gave me a 6 foot snake last year for my birthday.

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An inflatable natural enemy scarecrow snake.  It’s a new breed.  One that doesn’t bite.

So, I brought it home and showed Ted and then a bunch of inappropriate snake innuendo jokes about snakes, trousers and rabbit holes ensued.  Because we are still 12.  But, we really didn’t give the idea that an inflatable snake would really keep Thumper and his brood out of our garden a lot of credence.  I mean if a Dragon and the 20  cats that roam the neighborhood can’t manage it, what was a fake snake going to do?

If you are my Facebook friend, then you know that last weekend we installed tomatoes, peppers and beans here at GrowDammit Central.  And true to form, the herd of cottontails that have their warren in the neighbor’s yard, started to take notice of the new source of dinner.  So, we thought why not?  Let’s bring out the big guns and see what is what.  The worst thing that could happen would be that Sue would get her money back.

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We named him Lucifer. You have to hiss when you pronounce the C.

We’ve moved him around the garden perimeter for the past few days.  It’s kind of off-putting when you see him out of the corner of your eye.  The best is that we haven’t seen hide nor hare.

Get it?

When the spawn asked if it was working, Ted told him that a leaf wouldn’t even fall in the yard.  Sorry Sue.

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