Goodbye tomatoes, goodbye garden

ImageEvery year, you know it’s coming. As soon as the first rain hits, you can bid your adieus to the beloved season of homegrown tomatoes. Before we pulled out the entire garden, we picked off all the bright red tomatoes from the 12 plants. There were a ton. We made sauce. We roasted some. We saved in all in the freezer to use throughout the year in soups, chilis or for whatever we can come up with. Now that the fresh ones have been gone a few weeks, I’m craving a fresh salad but can’t quite get myself to buy those orange-tinted, so-called tomatoes in the stores. I guess that’s just how it goes. We trade our tomatoes for pumpkin pies and gingerbread. A fair trade-off, you think?

Here is a little look at the end-of-season carnage and kitchen work.

Have a great weekend! 


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One Response to Goodbye tomatoes, goodbye garden

  1. Cindy says:

    The donkeys must have shed a tear or two when they saw their beloved tomatoes disappear. 😦

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