Indigo Rose

It seemed as though the famed “Indigo Rose” tomato that I purchased as a grafted tomato a few months back took abnormally long to ripen.  Today they felt slightly soft to the touch so I picked a handful.  These were developed by Oregon State University recently and are supposed to have extra high levels of antioxidants.

They're almost bite-size with a reddish underside.  Very mild and sweet.

They’re almost bite-size with a reddish underside. Very mild and sweet.

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A neighbor of mine plants tomato starts in September for a fall harvest, which really struck me.  She said that she has great luck since the California heat keeps going strong through October.  I’m taking a stab at it this year!  One of my Spring/Summer heirloom tomatoes was spent, so I used it’s grow pot for my new tomato plant I grew from seed in early July.

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Snack time!

Snack time!

A neighbor across the street just brought home 3 or 4 silkies of different colors and three other neighbors asked me about keeping chickens at our latest block party.  Word’s gotten around that we’ve got our own flock and I’m hoping that my love of our hens will encourage others to consider taking the feathery plunge.

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