Saturday, May 30, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHT




GOOD MORNING,

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Sunday morning at 4:15 a.m.Wishing a good day to all of you. We expect a warm sunny day this Sunday a high of 85. I hope that I can see you on Monday morning with a smile. DAD'

(Both of my outdoor Cams, 1 & 2 will be off this Sunday morning, servicing them again. Back soon I hope. Sorry- DAD)

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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others...

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

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This link http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/eaglecam/ will take you to a page that explains about the young eagles beginning to get ready to fly. It also tells about how wide their wing span will be. It's amazing! Be sure to read it.

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Now here is the way to get up to the Eagle Web Cam and see for yourself how they are doing.

That picture above is the first green tomato of the 2009 season. He does not know what danger that he is in. If he does not keep his self hid behind those leaves he might end up in the frying pan as a fried green tomato. I love fried green tomatoes. Dad.

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Be sure that you look at Dad's Tomato Garden Albuum. Dad's Tomato Garden 2009 . It shows the progress of the tomatoes almost daily. Thanks for following them right on to the sandwich. Wish you were here to help me try them out. Dad.

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Below is a very interesting link that my friend John C sent me. DAD

http://www.quickinspirations.com/index.cfm?action=view&id=2467&scid=0

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Friday was a nice day here in Tennessee. Tempeature close to 75. And we are still having those showers. This Saturday does look a little more like we will have plenty of sunshine today and a high of 82, The dry weather is what I am needing again.

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Since this is Saturday we will not have to be in any rush to have our coffee. The Starbucks coffee and the Tea are ready and I just had to have a cup right now, but you can just come on in any time today. I will be at home most of the day. We will make fresh coffee as needed. DAD.

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Here are my thoughts for the weekend.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." -Anonymous

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"A friend loves at all times." -The Bible: Proverbs 17, 17

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Mary and I are still planning to make a little trip next week. We are visiting Kelly and her husband and daughter. They live in N. Ga. You should remember Kelly. She is the one that shows us all those beautiful chickens.
The Chicken Chronicles...Again

Another one of our friends, Hollie lives close and she and her husband are going to meet us there and we will all have lunch together. This is something that we have never done before and we are excited about it. It is just a one day trip we will be back in the late evening. DAD..

I am going to stop for a little while. I may stop back later in the afternoon. If I don't make it back I will see you again on Monday morning. I hope that we all can have a quiet peaceful Sunday.

Mabye it will help us to get our thoughts going in the right direction, thinking of others.

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BYE BYE DAD.

white6416r@aol.com

Friday, May 29, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY SEVEN

Good Morning,
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Above is a picture of our first green tomato, May 29, 2009. Smile.

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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others...
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal..
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These two pictures above were taken Thursday afternoon . You will be seeing more soon. And be sure that you look at Dad's Tomato Garden Albuum. Dad's Tomato Garden 2009 . It shows the progress of the tomatoes almost daily. Thanks for following them right on to the sandwich. Wish you were to help me try them out. Dad.

Warm again this morning 66 at 3:A.M. and still showers predicted. I think that the high will again be near 80. That is fine with me

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There are two questions that I need to answer here that came in a few days ago. I have misplaced the email address for both questions, One was do you use mulch ? The answer is yes I do and I believe in use lots of it.

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And the other question is what is all that black stuff all around your tomatoe plants. The answer to this is Mulch.

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Posted on 15 April 2009 by tomatocasual.com

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Reader Question: Black Edges on Tomato Leaves?

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Reader Lynn S. writes:

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“I have tomato plants that are getting black on the tips of their leaves. I have been spraying water on the leaves, right now I have them inside but plan on planting them today in my garden.
Are these black tips from putting too much water on them? Please help, I have never had my plants do this but I have never sprayed them with water either. Thank you for your help.”

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Hi. There are at least a few possibilities for why your leaf tips are turning black.
The water on the leaves definitely could be the source of the problem. When leaves stay wet for some time, it’s an opportunity for fungal diseases to develop. It wouldn’t be quite as much as a problem if they had been outside, since the sun would dry the moisture. Since they are inside, though, the water is likely to sit on the leaf surface longer.
Water at the base, not on the leaves. In addition, try to water in the morning so there is more time for the moisture to dry if some leaves do happen to get wet.
It could also be a bacterial problem. For example, bacterial canker will turn the edges of leaves brown.
Have you been fertilizing your tomatoes? Since they are in pots, it’s very possible that too much fertilizer salts can accumulate and burn the leaves, especially if the leaves are being watered more than the soil.
Do you have many plants that are very close together? If there is not enough room for air to flow through, that could also encourage diseases.
If possible, you could send in a picture of your tomatoes so we can better see what is going on. You could also take it in to your local extension office to see if they know of problems specific to your area.

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Good luck with figuring out what is happening!

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It is too early to go up to the Eagle Web Cam It is still dark up there and I think that they would still be sleeping. But when the sun comes up we should check on them. I wish some one would give us an idea on when they mght be flying away. DAD.

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Here is my thought for this Friday.

" Return to him who does you wrong your purest love, and he will cease from doing wrong; for love will purify the heart of him who is beloved as truly as it purfies the heart of him who loves."

From Apples of Gold.

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It is time for me to go. I must do all that I can at the begining of this day to make it a good one. I know that I am not able to make it alone. We all are going to try to be kind and cheerful to ever one that we are with today. And don't forget our SMILE that is going all around this world, Don't let it stop with you. Keep it going. See you in the morning.

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Bye Bye DAD

white6416r@aol.com

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865-850-6763

.© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved

Thursday, May 28, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY SIX

Good Morning.
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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others..
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal..
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I am always glad to see the light of another day. I some times think of the words of a hymn that says " New each morning are His mercies, and his faithfulness so great." We all should be so thankful for that.
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Our weather here is still warm and wet. Wednesday afternoon we had a thunderstorm and almost 1/2 inch of rain fell in just a few minuets. We are begining this day with a tempeature of 61 and guess what, more thunder storms in the afternoon. This does not worry me as I have my tomato garden in good shape, I am just waiting for a tomato sandwich.
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I think thar I smell coffee, come on and we will try it out. And I am sure that the tea is ready. These little coffee and tea times are so nice. Why don't more of you stop in ?
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Here is the link to a blog that my great grand daughter Mandy writes. I love her and am proud of her.It Ain't Easy Bein' Green

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While we have the chance we had better go up to the Eagle Web Cam I feel like that chance will soon be over.( just a guess ) I saw them several times yesterday. They looked good just bored. Dad.
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We are also proud of our tomato garden this year. It is begining to look like that we are going to have plenty of tomatoes from those 45 plants that you can view on both of my cams # 1 and #2. Be sure and use the slide show.
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Dad's Tomato Garden Photo Album 2008
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This one above is of last years crop and the one below of how we are doing this year. It is interesting to compare the two years.
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Dad's Tomato Garden 2009 .
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Here below are four good links.
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American Profile Magazine
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ARTIC WEB CAM
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BrushStrokes.
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Here is my thoughts for this Thursday morning.

'' I want a soul so full of joy-----Life's withering storms cannot destroy."

and this---

" People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges."
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Both of these thoughts from Apples of Gold.
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I had better leave if I don't I can't come back. And I do want to see you in the morning. I will have tea and coffee ready early and I hope that I will be able to serve it with a smile. Try to be content with your lot today. It is what God has given you and he knows best.
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Thanks to all of you that have took the time to send me a comment, I do appreciate it. DAD
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BYE BYE DAD
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white6416r@aol.com
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865-850-6763
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY FIVE

Good Morning,
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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others.
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.
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. Check on my visitors list over in the side panel. It is getting interesting.
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We are well pleased with our Roses this year. They just keep on blooming. I hope that you will not tire of looking at so many pictures. These pictured today are from Jackson & Perkins. It will only be a few weeks untill I will be showing something else that is gowing to make you smile a big red tomato. Dad

We are also proud of our tomato garden thie year. It is begining to look like that we are going to have plenty of tomatoes from those 45 plants that you can view on both of my cams # 1 and #2.

Dad's Tomato Garden Photo Album 2008

This one above is of last years crop and the one below of how we are doing this year. It is interesting to compare the two years.

Dad's Tomato Garden 2009 .

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(Be sure and use the slideshow on both of the links above.)

.Posted on 17 August 2008 by tomatocasual.com

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TC Flashback: Tomato Blight and Diagnoising Tomato Problems
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To help tomato growers who may be experiencing signs of tomato blight, yellow leaves or other tomato ailments, we wanted to flash back to some of Tomato Casual’s best resources on the subject.

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Online Tool for Diagnosing Tomato Problems
Dealing with Tomato Blight
What’s That Bug on My Tomato?
Understanding Yellow Tomato Leaves
Help! My Tomatoes are Cracking!
Organic Tomato Pest Control 101
Fungus Disease: Protecting Your Garden in Late Summer

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This very helpful information above is from Reggie himself. We do appreciate all the good helpful things that come from Reggie. DAD.

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What about a cup of hot tea or some Starbucks coffee. They are both waiting on you. Sit down over there in that rocker and I will pour you a cup while you talk to me. That will bring a smile our faces. Dad.

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Some morning we are going to go up to Eagle Web Cam and nobody will be at home I wish that someone could give us an idea when that might be. The look to me like the time might be soon. Anyway we have really enjoyed them this year. Dad'

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Here is my thought for today.

" If you confer a benefit, never remember it; if you receive one, never forget it."

This thought from Apples of Gold.

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It is time for me to go. It is suppose to rain again today but I do have plenty to do anyway, It is still warm 68 at 3 A.M. and we expect it to be near 80 again today. I do hope to see you again in the morning if I am spared. Try to have a good day, smile if you can it might encourage others to do the same.

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BYE BYE DAD.

white6416r@aol.com

865-850-6763


© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This link take you toDad's Tomato Garden 2009 .(Be sure and use the slideshow .

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY FOUR..

Good Morning.
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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others...
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.The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal...
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Check on my visitors list over in the side panel. It is getting interesting.
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.Note: Our Cams # 1 is looking at the Garden today, # 2 will be out this morning for srveice. I hope to be back on soon with a much better view.
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The Cam to the
Eagle Web Cam is also in service, I had several chances to look at them yesterday. They are acting like that they want to be out of that nest.
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I am sure that we all are in need of that tea or coffee. No doubt about me. I will have plenty of both ready in about 5 minuets. We can't visit while we wait.
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Now our weather remains about the same. Begining the day at 3 A.M. with a 65. Tempeatures around 80 today. A few showers and thunder storms promised in the evening.
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Posted on 25 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com
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Reader Questions: Problems With Yellow Leaves on Tomatoes
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By Vanessa Richins
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As tomato season gets into full swing, problems start to crop up.
This week we have 2 questions dealing with yellow leaves.

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“Hi, I planted my tomatoes & tomatillo’s about two weeks ago. I added compost and coffee grounds when I dug the holes. I have given them deep water a few times and it also rained a bit.
They plants were really healthy and I can’t see any evidence of bugs. I did get all the plants accept for one at the same nursery. I am worried they may have something I can’t fix, and need to know what it is in case I need new plants. Thanks.”

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Hi Kerrie. First, it would be good to
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Reader Question: Black Edges on Tomato Leaves?
Understanding Yellow Tomato Leaves

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To view a picture of the yellow leaves that the reader is talking about go here http://www.tomatocasual.com/..... DAD.
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I love holiday's that give us a little time off to settle down and get our thoughts going in the right direction. But this last one was just a little long for me. I am glad that it is over. Now we can get back doing the things that we love too do. I miss hearing from you during the holidays. So welcome back to Dad's Tomato Garden.
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Early in the month of June Mary and I are planing on a little trip that we have wanted to do for a long time. We are going to visit Kelly down in N. Georgia. I am sure that many of you know Kelly. She is the one that writes this blog below showing us some very beautiful chickens. We know that we are going to enjoy this visit and we hope to bring back some good pictures and we might even talk Kelly into making a Video that we could show you.
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The Chicken Chronicles...Again
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We would like to vist more of you but we do not know right now if that will be possible. Why don't some of you visit us this summer when you are visiting the smokies. We will let you taste some of the best maters that you haver tasted. DAD.
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Her is my thought for today.

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" Brethern, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before."
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This is taken from Philippians chapter 3 verse 13, words of Paul. This chapter is our bible study for this wednesday, Dad.

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I feel like that it is time for me to stop, I have said enough. And also my coffe cup is empty and I am going to have to get another cup. When Mary is here in the office she does that for me, but she has not come in yet this morning.
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I do want too come back in the morning. And I will if I am able to get here. I hope that all goes well for all of you today. Smile and be Happy if that is possible today, Things are going to be better than we think for this day. You just wait and see.
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BYE BYE DAD.
white6415r@aol.com
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865-850-6763. Cell phone.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY THREE.

Here is our Rose for Memorial Day-in our front yard.
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Good Morning.
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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others..
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.The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal..
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.Note: Both of our Cams # 1 and # 2 are looking at the Garden, two different views. Watch them grow. Link in the side panel. DAD.
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The Cam to the Eagle Web Cam is also in service, I had several chances to look at them yesterday.
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We did a lot of work on Saturday, got all the mulch spread and all the cages in place. Now we can sit back for a few weeks and dream about eating a big red ripe tomato.
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If you have the time I hope that you will view my two Cams # 1 and 2. And look the tomato garden over from the two different views, and see if you can see the work that we have done. The link to these cams is in the side panel.
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We are still enjoying warm weather, starting off this Monday morning at 3 A.M. the tempeature is 67 with a high of around 80 expected. It does mention showers in the afternoon. Sinc I have the tomato garden in good shape and all the weeds gone a good showere would not be bad. Anything that is good for the tomatoes pleases me.
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Posted on 23 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com
TomatoFare 2009
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By Vanessa Richins
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September is a great time to visit Washington state.
That’s when Martin and Jennifer Ringhofer host TomatoFare.
The event was started as a way to revive tourism in the Soap Lake area.
Martin Ringhofer had started growing heirloom tomatoes after a serious illness. He felt that promoting the heirloom tomato would be a good way to leave his mark on the world.
As the website tells the story, “To further that goal, Ringhofer offered 900 free diverse heirloom tomato plants to gardeners in and around Soap Lake. His experience is that with proper fertilizer and water in the hot, arid environment around the lake, 36 plants can produce about 1,200 pounds of
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( To see a picture that goes with the above story click on Tomato Casual and you will be there.)
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Since this is Memorial Day I had planned to have a real short Entry. But when I get to talking about tomatoes it's hard for me too stop, but I am going to0 and talk about a hot cup of Tea or Starbucks coffee. It is all ready so stop in any time today. If you have time we will walk down to the garden. Dad.
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Here is my thoughts for this Monday morning.
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" A good memory is fine....but the ability to forget is the true test of greatness."
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" You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts."
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" A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk."
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Taken from Apples of Gold.
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This is all for today. I am going to try and be back in the morning. I have just a little to do outside today like feeding the birds and keeping that bird bath running to please those birds.
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There is lots that I have missed here this morning, but please use my side pannel for what you do not find here. Smile and be content with your lot today, We all do have a lot to be thankful for if we will just take time to look around us. Love to all of you all around the globe.
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BYE BYE DAD.
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865-850-6763. Cell phone.
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY TWO,




Good Morning.
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Good Morning to you on this Sunday morning at 6 A.M. 5/24/09. I hope that your day is a good one, I will see you in the morning, with a smile and a cup of either tea or coffee. That is if all goes well. BYE BYE DAD.
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Below is an e-mail we reeived yesterday from one of our dear Blog friends.
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"Dear Friends:

Sorry for the bad news, but just in case you haven't gotten the alert yet, NUTRO is recalling more of their cat foods -- all dry -- and whether or not you currently feed cats, you'll want to pass this on/crosspost as it will undoubtedly save precious lives. Please visit
http://www.nutroproducts.com/ for listings and information on the recall."

Thanks,
Jamaka
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SAVE CATS IN FORECLOSURE:
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May 22, 2009

Since this is a long holiday weekend I am not going to say very much. I hope that you will use the side panel where you can find all the links such as my 2 cams, the eagles cam, Dad's tomato garden album, TomatoCauual,Tennessee Granddaddy and a lot more interesting things.

I do hope to be back here again Monday morning, if all goes well. These days I do not plan very far ahead, just try to do my best one day at a time. We do not know the future, but we have the priviledge of knowing the one who does. Smile untill I see you again.

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BYE BYE DAD.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY ONE

.Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others..
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal..
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Note: Both of our Cams are looking at the Garden, two different views. Watch them grow. Link in the side panel. DAD
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It's Not Too Late- Tomato Plants and more...To view this ...Click Here
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"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.

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You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time.

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You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.

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You'll fight with your best friend.

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You'll blame a new love for things an old one did.

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You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.

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So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every
sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

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Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin
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Here below is a link that will explain a lot about what went on yesterday with the eagles, read this if you possibly can. I looked at them Thursday p.m. and they did look happy. Dad.
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http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/eaglecam/
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Do you smell that good Starbucks coffee, I wish that you could it would make you want to get out of that bed and enjoy a cup of it with me. And I have the tea almost ready, I hope that you will have an early smile this morning.
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.You will find some helpful information when you click the link below. Be sure and look, it could save you a lot of trouble and worry. Keep it handy you might need it sooner than you think, The telephone numbers given are worth saving.

http://dadstomatonews.blogspot.com/
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Posted on 21 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com
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Recipe: Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Panini
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By Vanessa Richins

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When I was attending community college, my favorite class was Italian Cooking.
A friend from high school happened to sign up for the same class, and we had many adventures together, whether it was a hand mixer that sparked or accidentally using up all of the good Parmesan.
Since then I’ve been fond of trying as many different Italian foods as possible. The day that a little Italian deli opened near my house. I’ve spent as much as $26/pound for a good imported Italian cheese.
The inspiration for this sandwich comes from my local airport, of all places. While I was waiting for a plane, I decided to grab a sandwich at Granato’s. The result was simple but delicious.
Ingredients:
1 small ciabatta (an Italian bread often used to make sandwiches)
1 tomato (homegrown beefsteak is best)

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The weather is a very important subject for me these days. And it could not have pleased me any better than it has. This Friday morning at 3 A.M. the tempeature was 64 with a high of 82 expected. And listen too this plenty of Sun Shine. Watch them maters grow.
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And now a little about the tomatoes, as you know Cam 1 & 2 are bothing looking at the garden from different sides, So you can get a better view. And remember that these plants were set out on April the 24, just about one month ago. You will begin to see a lot mors growth from here on in to tomato eating time. Smile.


'I have checked all three Cams and for the moment they are working fine, I hope that will be true for the day. Remember the side panel for all the links.
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When it gets day light here in The Tenness Valley I think that we should slip up to the Eagle Web Cam and see what is going on. It is begining to get very interesting. I got to see them a lot yesterday and I hope that you can see them today.
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A Tomato Farmer’s Journey: Moving the Tomato Farm
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Be very sure that you look at this link above, It is so interesting and helpful. Thanks to Reggie at TomatoCasual for sending us all this good stuff, DAD.
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Here is my thought for this day.
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"Live simply.Love generously.Care deeply.Speak kindly."

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. I do not know who said this but it is real good advice. DAD.
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I had a little more to say but I am ashamed of myself already for being so long, you are busy and don't have time for such long blogs. I will try to be shorter tomorrow.
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I hope that you will not lock me out in the morning, I do want to come back for a little visit with you. I am going to be busy outside today. That is all. Except be sure and smile.
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BYE BYE DAD
white6416r@aol.com
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865-850-6763
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© 2009 Dad's Tomato Garden Journal all rights reserved


Thursday, May 21, 2009

ENTRY # SEVENTEEN HUNDRED & FORTY.

Good Morning.
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Time is so precious-do not waste it, living for thyself alone. Live for others.
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato
Garden Journal.

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Note: Both of our Cams are looking at the Garden, two different views. Watch them grow. Link in the side panel. DAD
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"Oh how America loves the tomato. The aroma of the vine, sweetness of the flesh, and juicy acidity spur between 25 and 40 million of us to grow tomatoes in gardens, containers, and window boxes each year. There are few greater pleasures than a just-picked ripe, red tomato still warm from the summer sun, or a basket of juicy heirloom tomatoes from your farmers' market.More than any other fruit or vegetable, the tomato has changed the face of modern cuisine. Whether you toss chopped tomatoes into a beef stew, slide a few slices into a BLT, or layer them with their soul mate, basil, tomatoes have become ubiquitous. But even the reddest, plumpest specimens can disappoint when it comes to flavor and juiciness. Finding the best choice, knowing its flavor secrets, and understanding the best way to preserve that flavor will deepen your enthusiasm for one of summer's great tastes.How do you pick a good tomato? Not by looks. Some of the best-tasting tomatoes happen to be some of the homeliest. And picture-perfect tomatoes can be flavorless. Picking a good tomato starts at home, or in your neighborhood."
Home-grown tomatoes can't be beat. DAD
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I do not know the Author of this above, but Thanks to someone.
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This link below will take you to a poem that John M. sent me, it is a little long for the blog, so I used this way to let you view it. It is worth your time to read it. Here it is,Dad's Views and Tomato News ,,,
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I am not late with this coffee today, it is ready hot, strong and waiting on you. I like it strong and I always use just a little half and half cream with it. And this today is Starbucks, a gift from one of my friends. And for my many friends that like tea you are never forgotten. Dad.
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This link It Ain't Easy Bein' Green is of course from my great grandaughter Mandy. It is helpful and also very interesting. Take a little time and look it over.
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We need to talk a little about the weather right here. It has been almost perfect for me, and it is looking good for several days ahead. This morning at 3:00 a.m. the temperature was 60 and we have a 82 for the day, and plenty of that beautiful sun. Come on there you Tomatoes it time now for you to do your part, I am in a hurry for a good tomato sandwich.
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I don't think that we should go up to Eagle Web Cam very early this morning. We need to let them get a little rest. They had a rough day yesterday, it tired me out just watching them. I hope that what was being done was successful. It was interesting to watch, it did seem to me to be a very dangerous job. Thanks to all of you that had a part in the job. DAD.
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Posted on 15 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com
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Traveling Abroad? Learn How to Say Tomato!
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By Vanessa Richins

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Someday soon I dream of traveling around the world.
I am fascinated by other cultures, especially the foods and languages.
In fact, I have a dream of being able to read and write in 11 different languages. So far I know English, Spanish at an intermediate level, and a bit in a few other languages.
As I was idly thinking tonight, I realized that I only knew how to say tomato in 2 different languages - English and Spanish. How would I ever survive in another country if I didn’t know how to ask for my favorite vegetable?
I hopped on over to Google to use their translator. It features 42 languages. When I typed in “I want to grow a tomato”, I learned that I need to say Voglio crescere un pomodoro.” when in Italy.

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Without further ado, here are their translations for the word “tomato”.
Albanian - domate
Arabic - الطماطم
Bulgarian - домат
Catalan - tomàquet

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Weather permitting we are going to have another good Tomato crop this year, 2009. Check it out see what has happened so far . This link take you toDad's Tomato Garden 2009 .(Be sure and use the slideshow)
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We will be moving the cam # 1 back to show a side view of the tomatoes today, from there you can get a better view of their growth.
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I just now checked my two cams and the one up to the eagles, and believe it or not they are in service. Dad.
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Here is my thought for today.


" Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory ; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves."

This is from Philippians, chapter 2 and verse 3. It was in our Bible study last night. Many times my self gets in the way and keeps me from doing that. DAD

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The time has arrived for me to get out of your way, I know that the most of you have to get to a job. I hope that it is a good day , and I feel that it is going to be. Smile and be kind to everyone today and that will help. I hope to be right here in the early morning.

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BYE BYE DAD.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ENTRY SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINE



GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,
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( Please notice the special thing that is going to happen to the Eagles at 10 A.M. this morning, see below at the link. )
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Time is so precious-do not waste it,living for thyself alone. Live for others.
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The sun never sets on Dad's Tomato Garden Journal.
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I need to try and explain about the picture above.This was taken yesterday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. with our Outdoor Cam # 2. At that hour the evening sun was so bright that the picture did not turn out very well. What you are suppose to see is Ted my next door neighbor cultivating the tomato garden. Look to the left in the picture and you might see him. We will try this later in the week when the sun is not so bright. DAD.
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I was real late yesterday morning with our tea and coffee, that is not going to happen this morning. The first thing that I done when I came to my office this morning was to turn that perculator on, you should be able to smell it now. Sit down a little while and visit with me.
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We had some wonderful tomato growing weather yesterday and we are expecting more today. This morning at 3:00 A.M. the tempeature is 49 and I think that the high is to be near 95 with plenty of sun. With not any chance of rain. Since I have the garden cultivated I am glad to see this. Won't be long now.
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I am feeling very much better this morning, I did sleep good and that helps this old man a lot. And it also helps when things are running a little better.
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Here in this link below to a poem that John M. sent me, it is a little long for the blog, so I used this way to let you view it. It is worth your time to read it. Here it is,Dad's Views and Tomato News ,,,
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Here is my thought for today.
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"I would dear Jesus, I could break, The hedge that creeds and heresies make;And like Thy first disciples be,In person, led and taught by Thee."
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"I read Thy words so pure and sweet, And seek the footsteps of Thy feet;But men so mystify the trace,I long to see Thee face to face."
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This thought is the last two verses of the poem that was sent me that I mentioned above. DAD.
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Posted on 19 May 2009 by tomatocasual.com
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By Vanessa Richins.
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Upside-down tomatoes continue to be a
garden trend.
This week we have two questions from readers about this growing style.
From Kacy:
“Can one plant 2 tomato plants upside down in a 5 gallon bucket ? Such as 2 holes in the bucket, will there be enought room to grow both?”
Hi Kacy! Yes, you can do 2 tomato plants. It would work better if you drilled both a 2″ hole and smaller drainage holes in both the bottom and the lid to plant one at each end. You will need to watch carefully and add soil as needed. You will also need to make sure to use fertilizers as needed since there will be 2 plants competing for all of the nutrients.
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From JimQPublic:
“I’ve been thinking of going to containers for tomatoes because the best spot in the yard has seen
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Our Tomato Casual team will do our best to give you an answer. And old Dad will do all that he can to be of a little help, DAD.
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Yesterday I forgot the coffee and now this morning I have forgot to mention the trip up to the Eagle Web Cam . I sure don't want to do that for I can see that the time is near for them to leave us. They are going to be missed by many. Thanks to all that are responsible for us having this chance to see the eagles from the time that the eggs were laid untill they fly away. Dad.
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Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., scientists will attach a satellite tracking device to one of the eaglets. Perry Mathewes of Norfolk Botanical Garden will be in the Special Event Chat Room to describe the activity. Please join us to watch this fascinating event live on the Eagle Cam.
Special thanks to our Eagle Cam partners:
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I just now checked our two cams # 1 and 2 also the eagle cam, and they are all working at the present. You will find the links to these over in the side panel.
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I must stop and get read to face another day. I am glad for the help that has been provided us if we will only seek it. " Seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened. True words of Jesus. I hope to visit you again in the morning if all goes well. I hope that your day goes good, wherever you are. Smile today if you possibly can.
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BYE BYE DAD,
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