Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tomatoes, Blueberries, Worms, and Honors

What a day! We began with a super find at a local farmer's market: 150 lbs. of tomatoes for thirty-six dollars, with twenty-four ears of corn and three extra tomatoes thrown in for free. Then Harold and I spend blissful hours at a pick-your-own blueberry farm. Harold picked almost a full bucket of blueberries for my mother, I picked two and three-fourths buckets for us. Twenty-five pounds of sweet-scented blueberries altogether.

When we arrived home, a small box waited on the porch: 1,000 red wiggler worms shipped in dry peat moss. I managed to wait to open the box until we unloaded the car. The worms have arrived before their official home has (a Worm Factory), so my kitchen compost bucket has become their temporary home. I got tickled with the worm care instructions: 1.) Do not leave box in the sun (that warning should have been printed on the outside of the box for the postman, who left the box in the sun), and 2.) Add 1/2 cup of water. The last time I checked on my babies, they covered the inside top of the compost bucket. They're exploring their temporary home.

After blanching and freezing a dozen ears of corn and filling a canner with peeled tomatoes, I checked email. I was yesterday's featured author at Books To Go Now! Wow. What an honor! What a great publisher.

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