My time away from home has been full of family spending quality time together . . .
But vacations are expensive, and there is a price to pay. The price I will pay for my time away this year includes total Pear-Mageddon.
single pear survived my absence; I came home to multiple cardboard boxes of musssshhhy pears. Ew. Well, at least they compost well.
The Okra has burst forth gloriously, and I spent a few minutes of my jet-lagged morning picking giant okra pods from my plants, and then I gathered up a couple of lingering jalapeño peppers to top off the bowl.
I don't think I have the strength to take on the tomatoes yet, but it's become clear that as soon as I left town, they texted their friends and threw a riotous party in the garden. The clean up of the tomato bash could take days. I hope their seedy music didn't disturb the neighbors.