We had our lawn aerated and seeded yesterday, which means I get to water each morning to keep the seed from dying. This morning I was chasing sprinklers when I noticed red patches in my garden. Turns out, half my tomatoes decided to ripen what seemed like overnight. Not a big deal under normal circumstances, but I’m heading out of town for a wedding tomorrow. I picked everything that looked like it was going to ripen over the weekend, and I have tomato sauce going in the crock pot. All that before I went to work! I’ll get it done as much as possible tonight and store it in the fridge for a few days. I’ll deal with canning it next week. I sure don’t have time to do it now.

Heads’ up for anyone in the area of eastern MI: I’ll be in Lapeer next month on the 10th for a book signing at The Book Shelf, just in case you want to put off mowing the lawn to bring ten friends to see me! (Seriously, if you’re coming and bringing ten friends, let me know so I can make sure to order enough books!)


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