Today's tomato harvest overflowed two cooking pots. I used all but one of the yellow tomatoes picked today and the last time I picked to make a yellow salsa. I'm not sure how it's going to turn out as I left it only partially made at my parents house. My mom will finish it up for me, but we had to head home. Early mornings mean early bed times! I've stopped measuring, counting, and identifying the tomatoes... There are just too many!
Our wonderful garden produced just one watermelon this year, and to say that it is a small one may be an understatement. It is literally palm sized, smaller than a softball. The plant died and left the watermelon hanging on the trellis, so I went ahead and picked it. Much to my surprise, it was delicious! Of course when sharing with seven people, we each only got about a dime-sized sample. I saved seeds in case I can get it to grow again next year.
A couple more photos from the garden today. One of the tomatoes had a face! This is the one we didn't use in the salsa tonight. And a photo of Aspie in the shade of the giant pumpkin leaves.
And in other news, Buck #7 went to his new home today. We also added two gerbils to our family; a mom and her six week old daughter. These are #1's "desk pets" that she has been asking for for several months. Since she keeps her desk area clean, and has been doing well with her school work, and wants to show her responsibility, when I saw these needed a home, I agreed.