Tomato Bounty

Tomatoes are her favorite fruit. She just can’t get enough.

She hates tomatoes from the store. They’re colorless and tough.

And so she buys some tender plants and puts them in the soil.

Waits patiently ‘til she can see reward for all her toil.

And then one day some blooms appear. She’s happy, awed and pleased.

She looks through cookbooks, Google too, to find new recipes.

She thought the day would never come when she would find one red.

She checked them every single day, but all were green instead.

And then one day her hope picked up.  She saw a hint of red.

She dreamed of rich spaghetti sauce, that night while in her bed.

Within a week her garden peaked.  Tomatoes everywhere!

She picked them morning, noon and night, but still there were more there.

She filled up buckets, tubs and crates. She pawned them off on friends.

She cooked them every way she knew, made sauces, stews and blends.

Her hairdresser, her postman too partook of her excess.

She left some on each neighbor’s porch (at night, she did confess).

At last, she sighs.  They’re finally gone.  Now she can get some rest.

But then she spies her apple tree producing with a zest!

9 thoughts on “Tomato Bounty”

  1. I felt the same way and eagerly went out to pick mine on Monday to make up into my V8 juice. It was a sad sight. All of the rain caused nearly all of them to bust open. I have plenty of zucchini though!!!

  2. I am happy to have these delicious red fruits placed on my doorstep. I have enjoyed your surplus of tomatoes. I still have bacon to use up!!!

  3. Well I live in Colorado with an abundance of hail, low humidity, and a shorter growing season, not to mention the higher elevation. But I still have a garden and I “try” to grow tomatoes every year, not nearly as easy as it was when I lived in Indiana! So I never experience an abundance of produce for any of my garden veggies, but what I do get, my family thoroughly enjoys, just happy to get “something” from my garden! 🙂

    1. Becky,

      I agree. Nothing is better than home-grown produce. When tomatoes are so abundant in everyone’s garden right now in Indiana, I wonder why the tomatoes in grocery stores are still those anemic-looking, hard-as-a-rock kind.

    1. I have a friend whose garden is far away from his house, out near his barn. He had such a problem with deer eating his produce that he set up a system inside his barn that begins playing LOUD MUSIC at a certain time each night. Scares the deer away!

    1. Shirley, what I wouldn’t give to be able to have fresh, garden-ripe tomatoes year round! Nothing tastes better than a grilled cheese sandwich with a juicy red tomato and a glass of iced tea! Yum!

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