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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Squirrels Don't Like Heirloom Tomatoes...

At least not the ones in my backyard. This is but one of the four beautiful tomatoes stolen and tossed aside after just one bite. Those nasty squirrels are wreaking havoc with our first tomato harvest and they don't even enjoy them. Clearly they have no taste.

This picture does not do these luscious tomatoes justice. They are a deep red with green top. Smooth and just ripe. At least I did manage to pluck two before the squirrels got to them.

We brought them over to my grandfather and we shared one with him. There was one left over so I offered it to my brother. He in turn offered it to a good friend of his, G. who is apparently quite a good cook.

After having eaten one of the above specimens, she sent along a thank you email which included the following: I have NEVER had a better tomato!

Given that reaction, fingers crossed that I manage to save a few more from the squirrels.

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