Friday, November 1, 2013

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 132 & Missing Cherry Tomatoes.

Welcome back farmgirls and boys! I hope you all had a safe and fun All Hallow's Eve! I ate way to much chocolate as usual and I'm not one bit sorry about it!
Fare thee well to October. My favorite month has arrived! Happy November! I'm a November baby which probably has a little something to do with it! I'll be 52 years young in a couple of weeks! 

 I'm sorry to be so late getting our hop up today. If you can believe it, we've already lost power this year! It went out early this am due to high winds last night and didn't come back on until late this afternoon! You know what I'm thinking about? A GENERATOR! Don't ask me why after living in New England for 12 years we don't have one yet because I don't have a good reason. If it hadn't of been for the hospitality of some good friends of ours we would have likely frozen to death during the blizzard of 2013 last year!  
We're shopping to make sure we are NOT in that predicament again this year! I know many of you are off-grid and are probably very familiar with living with backup generators. Any tips for  this suburban homesteader? What should we look for that would heat a home under 2000 square feet? 
Now, on to solving the case of the missing cherry tomatoes!
 Sometime during the height of mid summer I went out looking to see how our cherry tomatoes were doing. The plants had all flowered and were dripping with tiny green fruit! But I was mystified as to  why there were no  delicious ripe cherry tomatoes. The other varieties of tomatoes had begun to ripen already. Obviously some critter  ( a squirrel or bird ) was steeling them right out from under my nose when I wasn't looking! I was puzzled but didn't really put two and two together until one day Max and I were out in the garden and I lost sight of him. He's a corgi so that's not hard to do. I can usually get his attention if I call out to him Max! Cookies!!!!!! So I did. It took him a while but he finally came running.. Guess what was on the top of his long little corgi snout? TOMATO SEEDS!!!!!!
 I didn't know corgi's ate tomatoes! Did you? 
 I never did harvest any cherry tomatoes this year cuz you know who ate em all!
I caught him today acting very innocent as he passed by the tomato plants.  

Nothing to see here... Move along...
I knew better so I stuck around to catch him in action.

Hmm? What's this I see? Green tomatoes and...

Max pretending he's a goat.

At this point, he KNOWS I'm watching but he won't be distracted...

It's tomato pick'n time! 

 So, there you have it. The case of the missing cherry tomatoes is solved! I guess corgis like tomatoes after all!

We can't wait to see what fun happenings you have to share this week!
Let's get to it!

 Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses want to know!

Heidi of My Simple Country Living 
and White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog
Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking
Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed 
and me of course!

You know what to do!

1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!

2). Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.

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4.) Enter up to three entries per hop! 

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Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I had no idea the dogs would eat them green! At least your solved the mystery.

magnoliasntea said...

Glad you're up and running again. I'd hate to miss this hop. :)
Max is a handsome lad with or without the seedy nose from tomatoes, lol.

FarmgirlUnleashed said...

So funny! Love, love the pics of your precious dog and how funny that he has been feasting for weeks undetected. I love that! At least he has good taste!

Country Gal said...

Oh my Max you little stinker eating all of Mama's cherry tomatoes ! I am surprised they didn't make him sick they can be very acidic . Cute photos of him in action though lol ! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the hop ! Have a good weekend !

Vickie @ said...

Oh, that reminds me of my dog Sammy! Sammy was a Keshound mix and was very fond of tomato horn worms! Yes - she left the tomatoes alone - just ate the hornworms! This was a win/win situation for me! As far as needing a generator - yup, gotta have one! At least to keep your refrigerator going! You never know when it might take days and days to get the power back up! Of course, nothing beats a warm fire in the wood stove on those cold, dark nights! Thanks for hosting this fun hop! BTW - Max knows nutrition when he sees it!

daisy g said...

That little stinker! How funny!

Candy C. said...

That Max, what a character! :)
I wish I could convince hubby to invest in a generator...

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