Monday, August 17, 2015


My time away from home has been full of family spending quality time together . . . 
 . . . and of adventure .. .
 . . . and of brag-worthy experiences.

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.
Alas, not a 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.

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