Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The last of the tomatoes

This year's tomato harvest is over, at least in our vegetable garden. I picked the last decent-looking toms on Monday and pulled the plants out of the ground. They (the tomatoes) will go into a meat sauce for today's pasta lunch, I think.

The last of the Mohicans tomatoes.

Yesterday I took down the trellis fence at the back of the garden plot. I planted climbing peas and beans there last spring but didn't have much luck with them. Quelle surprise. I also pulled the fence supports out of the ground and am re-thinking how I'll use the trellis next year. The last thing I did yesterday was to prune back the aggressive blackberry brambles that advance on the north-side fence each year. This year, of course, they're super aggressive because of the abundant spring and summer rains we had. After trimming, I ran the lawnmower along the outside of the fence.

It feels good to get out there and begin to take back control. We've been letting a lot of the yard work go in anticipation of the planned tree and shrub removal and the renovation of the garden path. It all looks a mess out there. The landscape contractor wrote yesterday that he's scheduled us for October 4. He has to reserve a small tractor rental for some of the extraction and renovation work. Another month to wait.


  1. I’m glad you got some produce from your garden. Can’t believe how long you’ve waited for the yard work to commence. I for one can’t wait to see the after pictures.

  2. Glad you made it to the contractor's schedule. Your 2022 yard will be beautiful!

  3. Fingers crossed that your contractor sticks to this new date!

  4. Yes, getting contractors during this COVID crisis is difficult enough...but then whether or not they show up and make bids is another whole problem. I'll keep my fingers crossed - the ones that aren't already crossed for my wait!

    A little forecast of winter, Walt? (your image of the week reminds me of a snowflake!)

    Your tile tabletop is really impressive! Very attractive!


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