Saturday, June 09, 2007

Cursed Tomatoes

She's not dead, but she's haunting me.

The mother-in-law and her cursed tomatoes!

This year, our family rented a plot of land from the county so we could grow a bigger garden than our little in-town backyard allows.
In this plot, we planted watermelons, pumpkins, cucumbers, and squash.
Stuff that takes up space.

Every year, you have first pick at getting the same county plot you had last year.
This was our first year, so we took whatever was available.

Planted our stuff.
Watered our stuff.
Fussed over our stuff.

Today, we went out to tend to our stuff.
And we found a surprise.

Growing along with the things we had chosen to plant... there were... TOMATOES!
At least half a dozen freakin' tomatoes.

Apparently, the previous renters of this plot had planted tomatoes.
And the county had tillered the plants under at the end of last season.

The husband has no desire to pull them.
He sees them as a pleasant gift.

Argh!
There's no escaping the tomatoes!

I hope the vine plants choke them.
And make it look like an accident.

5 comments:

HapKiDo said...

I'm starting to think you don't really like tomatoes...& that fuzzy little fella does.
As a tip, crack open some raw eggs in the garden, that'll keep most "fuzzies" away from your stuff - they hate the smell.

roses said...

hapkido: We did one better. We got rid of the mother-in-law. :-)

chlorinejenny said...

I have a feeling I am going to like you! By the way, do you dispose of mother in laws professionally?! Ha!

I found you by using that scary Next Blog button!

HapKiDo said...

As long as getting rid of the mother-in-law didn't help the tomatoes grow, I don't have a problem with it. :-)

roses said...

ChlorineJenny: Um, not that I'm telling...

Glah that "Next" button worked out for you!