Sunday, July 09, 2006

What's Growin' On: 7/9/06

That Left One Should Be Ready By Dinner

Realization Of The Day:
Perfect timing for the first ripe tomato of the season. I can't think of a better birthday gift from the garden.

No toiling among the raised beds today--just admiring the results of my hard work and harvesting some beautiful bounty. I'm taking the day off.


  1. Happy B'Day Farmgirl!! Enjoy Mother Nature's delicious gift!!


  2. I was going to get jealous about the tomato until you said it was your birthday. Now I'll just mutter quietly.

  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day not working but just looking at your garden...dogs, cats, sheep, lamas.....

  4. Happy Birthday!! I've been reading your blog for about a month or so now; had to come out of lurkdom to wish you a special day. Hope you enjoyed your day off! And heavens, enjoy that 'mater. (I get reflux every summer from tomato sandwiches!!!)

  5. I can just about smell that tomato through my monitor screen!! Have a great birthday -- you bring a lot of people a lot of pleasure by reading your blog each day. Thanks!

  6. I hope your birthday was fabulous and that you did get to enjoy that tomato!

    The Inadvertent Gardener

    P.S. Aren't July birthdays the best? Mine's Thursday...and I can't wait. :-)

  7. I hope you had a great BD Farmgirl!

  8. You're right, that is a perfect gift! Happy birthday!

  9. Hope you had a great birthday!!! I think finding the first ripe tomato of the season would be the perfect gift from Mother Nature!

  10. Happy belated birthday, Susan. Your post on how to make it rain totally made my day - thanks!


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