Autumn Is Coming

September 1st

This is the last of the zucchini – I used half for my Squash and Zucchini Casserole and half I sliced and froze.  The yellow pear tomatoes also found their way into bags and headed for the freezer!  A few things are safely put away for the winter months – to be brought out and enjoyed as a remembrance of summer’s goodness.

Our tomatoes are still producing – especially the yellow and red cherries.  They are abundant and show no signs of stopping at this point.

These are volunteer plants.  They grow along this fence, at the back of the house and on the other side of the house – oh, and one lonely plant in with the oregano – Ritchey thought he pulled them all from that bed – but he missed one!  It looks as if you have two colors of tomatoes growing on one vine, but the plants are so inter-mingled it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins!  I made cole slaw to take to Kate’s tonight and I used halved red and yellow cherries.  She was always my taste tester for cole slaw when at home – it’s hard to say it’s ‘just right’ until she proclaims it so!

Our yellow pear tomatoes – different from the yellow cherries – are almost gone.  The vines are dried – there will be no more fruit produced.  Once we pick the few that are left those plants will be pulled.  It’s been 22 days since we’ve had rain.  Last night it started with a good thunderstorm – and it continued to rain throughout the night – slowly and gently.  Much better for allowing the rain to actually soak in and nourish the plants!

There are many large tomatoes still on the vines – green – but hopefully they will ripen.  If not, there’s always fried green tomatoes!  Or chow-chow!

But perhaps we will have more like this . . .

And with that make this – a lovely hamburger made from beef from Donna and Jerry, melted mozzarella, a slice of red onion, a thick slice of fresh tomato and topped with avocado slices!  And a little mayo – my choice of condiment!  But for your burger you can choose your favorite!

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4 responses to “Autumn Is Coming

  1. Yes, Fall is coming. Our temps have dropped 30+ degrees from last Friday to yesterday & today. They’ll rebound but they’ve left their mark, to be sure. I wanted to tell you that I made your Squash & Zucchini Casserole last night and loved it. It’ll remain on my dinner menu as long as the farmers markets have the zucchini & squash. Thank you!

  2. What a great mistake to make, not pulling that plant. Your yellow tomatoes are just beautiful.

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