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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Apple Man

More perfect than they look

As I was leaving the Wednesday night church dinner with scrap food for my hens to last three days, I crossed paths with a man. He was carrying a bag that appeared to be holding apples. He nodded and I commented, "You look like the apple man." He stopped and said he had tomatoes. I laughed, kept limping along and said, "Oh." He said, "Would you like some?" "Oh, sure, but you don't have to." He offered to follow me to the car as I had my hands full.

Once at the car, he asked how many I wanted--"one, two, three, four, or five?" I laughed and said that any amount sounded good, that one would be okay. He was trying to keep things in place, commenting they were rolling around. I gave him a bag and he gave me five tomatoes. Boy, was I ever thrilled?

They look like they are blemished in the picture. I checked after I saw the picture. One little one is a bit soft. Of course, none of these could be called "little."

Hens are happy. I am happy. I could handle another Wednesday like this every Wednesday.

Your turn
How was your Wednesday? Any free produce?


  1. My Wednesday was sad. I missed Harper. We're still grieving.


    1. Janie,
      I am so sorry you are sad, missing Harper.

  2. Those are some good looking tomatoes. Our greenhouse plants froze last week so unfortunately we are done with tomatoes. We did make some green tomato relish though and it is delicious!

    1. Feral turtle,
      I was struck by the homegrown smell. Store tomatoes don't have that. At least you salvaged some for relish.

  3. My favorite sandwich is tomato and mayonnaise. If I've got Bacon Bits, I sprinkle some on it. It's cheaper and easier than frying real bacon and tastes better.

    1. lotta joy,
      I have everything but bread! I even have real bacon and Miracle Whip.

  4. I'll be missing fresh tomatoes all winter, so enjoy while we can.

  5. Cherdo,
    I could smell fresh tomatoes in the winter in the grocery. So, I tracked them down. The grape tomatoes taste like summer tomatoes. Once a month in the winter, I get them in the little $1 size container. It satisfies that longing.


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