Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FIFTY THREE.

Good Morning.

I hope that I will see a lot of smiles here this morning. If you had a good night I possibly will. I did sleep real good and I think that I am going to be o.k. I am going now to get the tea and coffee ready, we will be needing it when we get down to this journal. Wait for me it won't be long.

This below will take you to entry # 1553 

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. The first of November this will be our official and only link to our journal. Dad. )

Come on down I am serving Tea and Coffee down there at this moment, it won't be the same if you are not there.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FIFTY TWO.

Good Morning.

I hope that I will see a lot of smiles here this morning. If you had a good night I possibly will. I did sleep real good and I think that I am going to be o.k. I am going now to get the tea and coffee ready, we will be needing it when we get down to this journal. Wait for me it won't be long.

This below will take you to entry # 1552.

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. The first of November this will be our official and only link to our journal. Dad. )

Come on down I am serving Tea and Coffee down there.

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DAD

Monday, October 13, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FIFTY ONE.

Good Morning.

Dad is back home and glad to get back to this keyboard.

I am sure that you know we are using our new Google blog. To view the post for today, entry # 1551 click on the link below and it will take you there.

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. Dad. )

Come on down I am serving Tea and Coffee down there.

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DAD

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY SEVEN.

Good Morning.

Just letting you know that we have started using our new Google blog. To view the post for today, click on the link below and it will take you there.

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. Dad. )

Come on down I am serving Tea and Coffee down there. DAD

( Good morning, this is friday morning, we are still in Paris,TN we will be in Knoxville Sunday afternoon.  SMILE.)

 I will be glad to get back on on the job again. Dad.

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY SEVEN.

Good Morning.

Just letting you know that we have started using our new Google blog. To view the post for today, click on the link below and it will take you there.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY SIX

Good Morning.

I am not going to write very much here this mornining as the change is comming up very fast. Here is the link to our new Journal, and we are going to begin useing it . So far I am very well pleased with the change. We are working on three www pages to replace the ones that we now have, they will be ready soon.

Click and come on over for a visit with Dad and to get your Tea or Coffee.

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. Dad. )

Monday, October 6, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY FIVE

Good Morning.

This is monday morning, we don't want to get up, but we do have too. There is always lots to do on monday mornings.

I will do my part, get the tea & coffee ready, it won't be long.

I am not going to write very much here this mornining as the change is comming up vrery fast. Here is the link to our new Journal, and we are going to begin useing it in a trial today.

DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

( Be sure that you remember this link. Dad. )

Click on this and watch me make a lot of mistakes. but I think that I will slowly learn. Please have patience with me,  DAD.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY ONE.

Picture by Dad.

Good Morning.

I am wishing that I can hear you say that you are feeling good this morning, I am doing very well. not the best but with so much confusion going on who good feel good. The sudden surprise from AOL has certainly caused  all  of us a lot of extra work and worry. We are doing the best that we can and hope to have something that will serve our purpose. Here is my new email address.

tomatojournaldad@gmail.com

And this below will be the link to our new journal.


DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN JOURNAL  ( NEW )

" And even though dissapointments come, they too are best for me. To wean me from this changing world and lead me nearer Thee."

I want to thank R.L.Allan and son in Glasgow, Scotland for permission to use this, it is a part of one of our hymns. DAD.

I am going to make us some tea and coffee, it won't take me very long, don't go away.

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  •  Sit down here with me and have Tea or Coffee, they are both ready. DAD.

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  • "Time is so precious-do not waste it."  

    © 2008  Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... All Rights Reserved.

    "The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal."

  • Posted on 04 October 2008 by tomatocasual.com
    Recipe: Michael’s Fried Green Tomatoes (and Special Sauce)

    By Michael Nolan

    Okay all you Tomato Casual folk, your cries of injustice have been heard.

    I know I have been away for a while and for that I sincerely apologize. Life happens, that’s about all I can say.

    In order to pay my penance for such a long departure, I hereby offer you what you have waited for.

    I know I have kept you all in suspense for far too long with the empty promise of my personal fried green tomato recipe, but no longer!

    Here, without further ado is my long awaited super special and uber secret recipe for the perennial southern favorite – fried green tomatoes.

    Here’s what you need:

  •  I have mentioned this before, I use VERIZON for my cell phone service and if you happen to use the same your call to me would be free. I am sure that this is right but you might check it out with the company  Verizon where you live.

  • Be sure and see what  Jim  has to say today,

    http://tennesseegrandaddy.blogspot.com/

  •   BYE   BYE...       DAD.      Keep smiling today, let the world know that you are happy, sad and dissapointment times will come but they too will pass away. The best thing that we can do is live  for others, try to help them while we have time and oppournity.

  • Please READ THE REST OF DAD'S journal.

  • Friday, October 3, 2008

    ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY...

    Good Morning.

    We are back from a very sad day yesterday, as Jim told you we were at Kevin's funeral . He was a young man, only fifty years old.  And it sure made me have some serious thoughts.

     I hope that all of you are feeling good and able to keep on going, I am feeling as good as could be expected, just very tired and weary I am going to make us some tea and coffee, it won't take me very long, don't go away.

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  •  Sit down here with me and have Tea or Coffee, they are both ready. DAD.

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  • "Time is so precious-do not waste it."  

    © 2008  Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... All Rights Reserved.

    "The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal."

  • Be sure and see what  Jim  has to say today,

    http://tennesseegrandaddy.blogspot.com/

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    All of us Journal writers received some bad news yesterday morning, ( or maybe it was not so bad,) right out of the blue we received notice that AOL was closing the Journals at the end of October 2008.

    So we are changing over too Google at the end of this month. Here below is the Link that will give you an idea of what it is going to look like.


    http://dadstomatogardenjournal.blogspot.com/

    If you have the time look at this link above and tell me what you think. DAD

    We are going to be working on this and see if is going to be good, we hope that everything works out, and I beleive that it will.

    Jim my son who writes a blog 

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    Jim has been useing this all the time that he has been writeing and he loves it. So we will see, I sure don't want to loose any of you, so please follow with me through the rest of this month and let me know what you think, And do make a note of the above link.

    But do understant that I will still be on AOL untill the end of October. This has created a lot of extra work for all of us, but we will make it through it with a SMILE. WE ALWAYS HAVE.

  •  I have mentioned this before, I use VERIZON for my cell phone service and if you happen to use the same your call to me would be free. I am sure that this is right but you might check it out with the company  Verizon where you live.

  • Posted on 02 October 2008 by tomatocasual.com
    Post-Tomato Season Crafts

    By Kira Hamman

    Tomato season may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t immortalize our passion for tomatoes!

    We at Tomato Casual have carefully selected some post-tomato season craft projects to keep you busy until seed-starting time.

    Check it out:

    Not sure what to do with your tomato cages over the winter? Turn them into Christmas decorations! The DIY network shows you how to make a tomato cage into a Santa Claus statue. No kidding.

    Who better to create tomato-related crafts than Martha Stewart, the doyenne not only of crafting but also of gardening and cooking? Martha gives us a modern take on the ubiquitous tomato pincushion that all our grandmothers had. It gives new meaning to the concept of an heirloom.

    If you knit, or plan to learn, you can make a Read the rest of this entry »

  •   BYE   BYE...       DAD.      Keep smiling today, let the world know that you are happy

  • Please READ THE REST OF DAD'S journal.

  • Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Dad's Out of Town

    Good Morning!

    This is Jim writing for Dad to tell you that Dad and Mary are in Lebanon, Tennessee this morning. They came with Beverly and me yesterday so we could attend the visitation and funeral for Kevin Massey. Kevin is Mandy's stepfather. This Sylvia's husband. We are sad today.

    I wrote a little more on this on my blog yesterday:

    Tennessee Granddaddy

    We'll hope to have Dad and Mary back home sometime later today. He told me to tell you "Good Morning" and that he'll have the coffee and tea ready for you tomorrow morning, if all goes as planned.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    ENTRY # FIFTEEN HUNDRED & THIRTY NINE.

    Good Morning.

    I hope that all of you are feeling good this morning. I will prepare us a little tea and coffee in a little while. I beleive that will help us get started right.

    All of us Journal writers received some bad news yesterday morning, ( or maybe it was not so bad,) right out of the blue we received notice that AOL was closing the Journals at the end of October 2008.

    So we are changing over too Google at the end of this month. Here below is the Link that will give you an idea of what it is going to look like.


    http://dadstomatogardenjournal.blogspot.com/

    We are jus going to be working on this and see if is going to be good, we hope that everything works out, and I beleive that it will.

    Jim my son who writes a blog  http://tennesseegrandaddy.blogspot.com/ has been useing this all the time that he has been writeing and he loves it. So we will see, I sure don't want to loose any of you, so please follow with me through the rest of this month and let me know what you think, And do make a note of the above link.

    But do understant that I will still be on AOL untill the end of October. This has created a lot of extra work for all of us, but we will make it through it with a SMILE. WE ALWAYS HAVE,

  • "Time is so precious-do not waste it."  

    © 2008  Dad's Tomato Garden Journal... All Rights Reserved.

    "The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal."

  • Be sure and see what  Jim  has to say today, I know that he will make you smile.

    http://tennesseegrandaddy.blogspot.com/

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  • I try to always have my cell phone with me, it is o.k. if you would like to call me.   865-850-5763.

  •  I have mentioned this before, I use VERIZON for my cell phone service and if you happen to use the same your call to me would be free. I am sure that this is right but you might check it out with the company  Verizon where you live.

  • Posted on 08 September 2007 by tomatocasual.com
    What’s the Difference Between Indeterminate and Determinate Tomatoes?

    Share Your Tomato Questions with Us - TomatoCasual.comBy Michelle Fabio

    You may have heard these terms thrown around at your local seed store, in catalogs, or even at tomato exhibitions—but what do they mean?

    Indeterminate tomatoes are the traditional, large, homegrown variety, and will grow and produce fruit until the first frost.

    They can grow up to 12 feet tall, although the average is around 6 feet, and they will bloom and bear fruit throughout the season.

    These tomatoes are typically called “vining,” and they require substantial staking or caging as well as regular pruning.

    Most beefsteaks, heirlooms, and cherry varieties are indeterminate.

    Determinate tomatoes are much smaller and often called “bush” because of their compact height—somewhere around 3 to 4 feet. Once the fruit sets, all ripen at about the same pace, within a 1 to 2 week span, and then the plant yellows and production drops off.

    Because these are smaller plants, you won’t need to stake, cage, or prune as much if at all, and indeed, these are great for container gardens.

    Typical determinate tomatoes are Rutgers, Roma, Marglobe, Pik-Red, and SuperBush.

    There are also some tomatoes classified as semi-determinate, which, as you might guess, have features somewhere between indeterminate and determinate; they grow to between 3 and 5 feet tall and often require some support like staking or caging. They also may produce throughout the season, so these do require some pruning.

    Some examples of semi-determinates are Celebrity and Mountain Pride.

    Interestingly, until the early 20th century, all tomatoes were of the indeterminate variety until someone noticed a compact, determinate type growing in a field—a natural, fortunate mutation that has allowed all of us to try our hands at growing tomatoes even if we don’t have the space for a full vine.

  •   BYE   BYE...       DAD.      Keep smiling today, let the world know that you are happy

  • Please READ THE REST OF DAD'S journal.

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