Our tomatoes are finally turning red and ready to be picked. Unfortunately the ground squirrels have also figured this out and have taken nearly half of them before we can get to them. They take them off the vine, eat the seeds, and leave the rest of the beautiful tomato strewn around the yard. Seriously~ over half of our garden goodies have gone to feed the neighborhood wildlife this year.
Still we have a good amount of tomatoes coming in which means I'll start canning them this weekend. Mike is going to can some salsa and I'll can diced tomatoes to use throughout the year.


  1. When we planted our first garden last year, my Dad advised us to plant a little extra for the animals. :) That picture of the tomatoes on your window sill is so pretty.

  2. What a coincidence! Look at my new post ;-)

  3. any tips/instructions on canning tomatoes? we've got a good crop going and i've never done any canning!