"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tomatoes Almost Ready

We have a couple of them turning red.  Conditions are hot.   See how the tomatoes are almost as tall as me?  Oh, and let me make it clear that I do not look that pale.  Twyla will attest to the fact that the bright sun and the imbalance in the shot make me look washed out.  I'm actually nicely tanned from all the farm work.

While I don't like watering every day, I'll do what I have to.  Best not to let them get dry and then water them or it rain because it will split the fruit.  I hate it when that happens.  You get a picture perfect 'mater just turning red in the summer heat, and while the plant doesn't look like it's too dry, you get a rainstorm or you finally get around to watering and all the ones that were closest to pickin' perfection split down the side from stem to stern.  Don't want to let that happen.  That's zucchini and yellow squash in the left of the pic.

I've got some green beans in the back that are ready to pick.  We've eaten lots of sugar snap peas.

Now I've got corn up to my shoulder, while many people barely have corn knee high. The corn grows about four inches a day.  Those are potatoes in the foreground. Pickles is only in the corn because I'm standing there for the picture.

1 comment:

  1. We were late in planting, but I am so excited about how well everything is doing. Go veggies, Go!


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