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Monday, July 12, 2004

Monday Morning Mirth

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Back to the LAND – uhhhh – What the —-

Proving once again that, for some(most) of us, Ice Cream is the Fifth Food Group, I present my bountiful harvest growing on my deck out back.

ONE CHERRY TOMATO!

joined by a single

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STRAWBERRY!

I say, furgeddabouditt, some of us are just meant to be knitters, let’s go the Dairy Queen..

13 Responses to “Monday, July 12, 2004”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Yeah, but it looks like a *really* good tomato and strawberry. So good maybe, that all you could stand of the perfection is one tiny tomato or strawberry, and if you had more than that you would be blind with joy and like…not go to work or something.
    See? Everything has a purpose. (Thanks for the link)

  2. Spider says:

    Hey, if that’s rhubarb in the background, you’ve got yourself the makings of a great pie!

  3. Kormew says:

    That strawberry makes me want to sit down with a massive bowl of strawberries, blueberries and milk (or maybe just a bowl of ice cream) in the early morning.
    Maybe you’re meant to make people hungry? ;)

  4. Julie says:

    While my tomatoes are doing fantastic, I’m jealous of your single strawberry. Only one piece of fruit set on to my plants and before it could even ripen, it was devoured by a bird and left half-eaten on the vine.

    Alas, the strawberry shortcake I’m serving to my little gaggle of knitting gals this evening will be made with berries straight from a plastic carton.

    Maybe next year will be more fruitful for both of us!

  5. Lydia says:

    The strawberry looks lovely, as does the rhubarb. I never knew before that you could grow rhubarb in a pot; the prospect is very tempting.

  6. Nathania says:

    Mmmmm…. Dairy Queen. We don’t have nearly enough of those in the Bay Area. I can only think of 2, both old and run down and more than 20 minutes away. Alas.

  7. Debbie says:

    Hi, Bonne Marie! I wanted to let you know I’ve just knit your Boat Neck shell, and loved the pattern. It was fun to knit and the directions were great. Pics and a few more details can be found on the link (wherein I linked to you, hope that’s OK). Thanks once again for all your efforts!! Couldn’t get my computer to function with your other contact page, so I’m using the comments.

  8. Tracey says:

    You could always make a teeny-tiny strawberry rhubard pie. Hey, it looks great, my mother has a huge garden and hers looks rather pathetic. Oooh, did you get my desperat plea for help? I sent it to you last week. Enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.

  9. Linda B. says:

    BM – your photos are wonderful! What kind/brand/model of camera are you using?

  10. Jenn says:

    At least they are nice and pretty and red. That’s one more strawberry than I’ve ever been able to grow!

    A few years ago, at our first apartment my husband and I put in a garden. The first year the garden wasn’t big enough and the plants didn’t grow because there wasn’t enough room for their roots. The next summer we doubled the size and planted stuff. We put in tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash. Our neighbors who had big, gorgeous gardens that put ours to shame, pointed out one day that it’s not a good idea to put yellow squash and zucchini plants near each other because they can cross-pollinate. “Huh,” we thought to ourselves. “Wonder what we’ll get?” By the end of the summer, we had all sorts of freaky looking squash like things. They tasted fine (with the exception of some cucumbers that tasted like a mix between an apple and a yellow squash) but it looked like we were running some freaky genetic experiments in the garden.

    Now we just go to the produce stand. Their vegetables taste and look like they’re supposed to. And I’m with you, let’s head off to Dairy Queen!

  11. Marg says:

    Ah…suburbia! Actually, this year, I’m only growing leaf lettuce. The rest o’ the garden has been converted to perennials…and then there are the 2 apple trees…Hey! Enough strawberries for a sundae? ;-)

  12. Norma says:

    Silly city people! That’s not rhubarb, that’s Swisschard. (I hope. Otherwise I will lose my country girl merit badge.) :-D

  13. Bonne Marie says:

    Yo, sharp eyes, country girl! That is, indeed, Swiss Chard..

    I did think it was rhubarb until I tasted it. Can’t blame a girl for wantin’ some PIE!

    Camera: Canon Powershot S30 (as seen in Friday’s entry) :)

 
 
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