Tomatogate Day 2

Those rat bastards! They chewed through my orange bag netting and went to town on my big fat green tomatoes. I hope they get green tomato stomach aches.

Grrrrrrrrrr…. I guess I knew it was a possibility. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t seen rat chew through things before.

Stupid rats. Thankfully, today is the day I get my vegetable box delivered and in it were two containers of strawberries and one container of heirloom tomatoes. (I know, I spend all this time gardening and I can just buy heirloom tomatoes for four bucks or so… It’s not about the money. It’s the experience!) So I processed my strawberries (cut them up and put them in glass containers so my picky kids will snack on them) and I put my heirloom tomatoes on the counter and THEN I took those plastic containers and popped them around my ripening green tomatoes in my garden.

Take that you stupid rats!  Mwahahahahaahahahaah!

Cross your fingers this works. If anything it’s giving me something to blog about.

The whole Facebook deactivation did not work. It turns out I use a zillion apps that use Facebook for log-in identification and every time I try to use one of those apps, they automatically welcome me back to Facebook. Grrrr. I’d permanently delete Facebook but I admit it is useful for messaging people and finding old high school friends etc… So I guess I’m back but I’m not checking it or posting anything. I am staying OFF because now I have so much time to do other things like blog about tomatoes! Priorities, right? I am digging the daily blogging. It’s fun to be blabbering away in my own space on the internet that nobody really pays attention to except my favorite friends.

Thank you for all the depression post commenty-love. As you can tell I am pretty much back to normal. I always think I am manic depressive because I bounce back so quickly but my doctor assures me that I am not. I guess I don’t go on crazy spending sprees or remodel my house. I just think up crafts and talk more. It’s a good thing though. I’m not going to complain.

Next week we are going camping (I hope. Cross your fingers the campground doesn’t get closed due to Covid-19) and I am going to ask a friend to take care of my tomatoes while I’m gone. Do you think they’ll make it? That is the question. Hopefully, my new tomato cages don’t cook the tomatoes into mush. I did put up a shade cloth. I hope that does the trick.

Love you guys!


  • Katherine Mann

    The squirrels are getting our strawberries and tomatoes.
    They had better stay away from our sugar baby watermelons!

    Glad you are feeling better.

  • Lynne

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    I think using plastic containers as protection from the rodents is a neat idea & a ripen device. I love the smell of tomatoes plants and have seven of my own this year.

    Hope you do get to go camping, nature always helps lift my spirits, I find.

    Good to see your posting more, I need to check your blog wayy more often :)

    The birds are beginning to chatter inside the barn they are noisy neighbours :)


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