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Tuesday, March 8 View Page
*crackle crackle*….testes one two…testes one two….
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
“WHO IS Salad DOUG!!! ??”……?….!!!..?…. ” wHO IS SaL—aAD DOUG!!!!????”…..?….. “ who is sal—ad Doug….UK?…..?” How the hell do I NOT get points for that?!!!!…Seriously…saladdoug?…I freekin KNOW THE GUY!!….the missus wasn’t budging….no points for me…and she said “tomato”…..what a crock of shit…that’s not even how the game works. Pfffft….tOmAto. WhUUUTTTeEVVERrr….sucks. And now we’re watching jeopardy. Good thing giant pumpkins are a thing. Spring is right around the corner.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Yuuuup… I missed the whole dam season last year…..total suckfest, and a broken hip was the least of it…I’m just gonna chalk it up to another shitty year on the porkchop plantation. But I’m back for the season, fired up and ready to go. Henry is counting down to the start, looks like the Pumpkin wars on YouTube have started, journals are firing off, the GPC convention is this weekend…I mean…wtf….let’s go BaBY!!!!!! 2000 pounders for everyone!!!!!
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
A few pics to finish out last years journal though …
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Despite the early setbacks, the missus was doing great with the pumpkin…not so much the tomato’s…too many early mistakes, and the game is won or lost at the start when growing outdoors in my opinion. Lots of bLT’s though… so she had that goin for us.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
She busted ass all season…hand mixing… hand watering…gave her a good look over right before the Vermont weighoff and the pumpkin was looking stellar but she was really disappointed when I told her vtjohn said “he didn’t want us there”. So another week on the vine it was….
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
And she didn’t stop….weeding, primping, staking…checking vines… dang Mama…you made it…picking day for Saratoga next!!! What a stunner!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
They do say a Picture says a thousand words.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
A soft spot…I found it. That was a tough moment for me to be in. To watch how hard she worked all season only to have to deliver that news.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
The funeral was nice…it lasted two straight days. She stayed up there with the pumpkin the whole time….I didn’t hold back either…I pointed out ALL the ways she messed up early with pumpkin positioning and how you have to move them early and not roll them when they get 100 pounds. Two straight days I just shook my head at her and said “ whuuut a Screw-UP!!!”…
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
LOL!!!!…. Do you have any idea how much trouble I would actually get in if I said something like that!!!??…yikes!!!… that’s terrible you’d think I’d say that to lambchop …truth be told, yes we had a soft spot, but No, neither of us were too disappointed, not our first gut punch of the year… We decided to weigh her at home after finding the soft spot and were thrilled to unofficially weigh “our” second biggest pumpkin at 1586. Look how happy she was to see the weight!! The pic where I told her to sit by the pumpkin and play hide and seek?…fake news… and nooooooo vtjohn did not say don’t come to Vermont. Lol (sorry John…couldn’t resist…I’m just realizing that my emails have not been actually sending now for quite some time , and after a long call with tech support, have ended up in an outbox that has been deleted while trying to correct the problem …ooooops… problem is solved now but there’s no way I can go back and retrieve my sent emails. Uuuuuugh….I’ll be in touch)
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
The best part of our season -the 2021 “money shot”…dam…back in the day, the woman couldn’t grow an air fern to save her life. Look at her now!!..just amazing… A huge thanks to RoN Wallace and the folks over at Wallace WoW for the awesome products and for helping us further to understand what it takes to grow these enormous pumpkins!!!!!
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Awww …she even let me get in on a pic.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Lots of friends came for pics…most all of mine thought the garden was extra “girly” this year…I kinda agree..too many flowers
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Ima try and fix that for this season….mmmmm….roooocckks….but other than that…
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
We did have fun cutting her open and she was uniform except for that one lobe on the right that I really do think was from rolling the fruit early…
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
Dang. That did suck. Only stunk a little bit. Oh well…saved a few seeds.
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
The fall was absolutely stunning and we we’re watering flowers right up until thanksgiving…but Jack Frost took us over eventually…prick….Winter is mostly over now, and like I said earlier, my email situation is working so I’ll be in touch this week with quite a few of you…
 
Tuesday, March 8 View Page
We have unfinished business to take care of…and new business to start. Stay tuned.
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
Yay spring…
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
Dam, I missed the freekin seminar. Not all of it. I got to listen to Cindy, Jay and the Ansems for awhile before heading back out to plow more snow…man, I coulda listened to them bullshit for hours. That was really neat. Hope to find the replay somewhere.
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
The tomato category!!!…look at it. Seriously look at it…..LOOK!!…look look look…those are my tomato BUDDIES!!!! Jack , farmer brown, materdoc!!!!….Aiight let’s keep it real…I’ve been in this hobby/ on this site for a decade now. If I told you my first day here, that the top three tomatoes in the world would weigh what that pic says, I think I woulda been laughed right outta here.That’s remarkable. Congrats guys. That’s really freekin awesome. When I tell folks we have the coolest giant tomato contest with some of the best growers in the world?…that’s no bullshit. So without further a-doooo…
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
JaCK Larue retains The CUP for another year!!!…congrats Jack!!…can’t wait to see pics!!!…annnnd….
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Team Tomato Challenge !!! Jack led the way for team ToMMaTO with Cindy Tobeck and Scott hulob to capture the top spot in our OPen division with an astonishing 38.65 lbs!!!!!!!!…..WHUuuuT!!!???……
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
Yup… you read that right…thirty eight point six five freaking pounds!?…thats two tomatoes…each person. Total of six. What a bunch a cheaters…lol…(kidding of course)…whatever you guys are doing out that way, keep it going. It’s truly inspiring. And we Gotta give an honorable mention to “We the North” with an incredible 32.17 lbs. Great to see the PB’s getting knocked off up north. Chris, Todd…hell yea.
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
There’s farmer brown with the 9.06!!!…Daaaaam Boy. That’s how you do it!!…famer brown led “The RED KINGdom” ( these names guys…I’m dying…cage benders, f’n great.) …. Led “the Red KINGdoM to a win in our Draft Division along with teammates James heartly, and new grower Dan Greene. I think dans email was lost in my email debacle. I wrote Dan back..not sure if he’s on here but he really crushed it last year. California record could be tested.Hope he grows Domingos. Someone tell farmer brown to email me!!!……..
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
You have TROPHIES!!!…. Second PLace in our Draft Division… KERRY!!!…YOU CHEATIN FUuu….you weren’t even gonna grow last season!!!!…hahaha…right on brother!!..Curtis and lance carried you…lol…great job guys. Coming in third…VTJOHN, paul Harrington and Lmicheal! The Three Stewed DoMINGOs!!!…great job guys!!! Please email me Kerry and John!!
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
This one is special. I’m pretty sure I mentioned this before I took my tumble last spring. Our buddy greenbud’s (mike) SMash Award.!!!…I tell ya what…he would of loved this….this was right up his ally…a cool award, for a cool reason. To the grower who not only smashes their personal best, but shares on the fun along the way. (We need a drumroll…for greenbud)….and the winner is?….DRUMROLLLLLLLLLLLLlLLLLLLLLLL…..
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
MATERDOC!!!!…. Lol!!!!!!….congrats materdoc!!!….Im sure greenbud was lookin in on you last season!!!!..what a ride…thanks for always making it fun…yER gonna love this thing. I think it’s the coolest trophy ever…there were so many others that bested their personal best last year too…unreal. What a great effort by all. Huge thanks to Ned for sponsering this category!!!! Shoot me an email materdoc..and congrats again on an amazing year… can’t wait to see what you guys do this season!!!
 
Thursday, March 24 View Page
Oh yea…. And we’re gonna do it again..the greatest tomato contest with some of the greatest growers in the world. Lending some advice, sharing a laugh, havin some fun. Official Sign- up for the 2022 team contest coming soon…we’re not on other social media so help us spread the word..tell ‘em where the big boys and girls ride. Let’s go baby…10 pounders all AroUNd!!!!!
 
Saturday, April 2 View Page
Found some pics on the interweb of an old display we put together at the apple farm….I like how the reporter says “as you can see”…lol.
 
Saturday, April 2 View Page
Woohooo!!!…Ron Wallace really likes our contest…thanks for the swag Ron!…congrats again to last years winners!!…hope to get everything out this week!!…the season is so close.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Wow…my first woody of the year and it’s not even June yet!! High noon today.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
There’s no way I’m the only one that’s barley got started…
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Meh… I’ll get to it.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
What a mess out here… early April was really nice this year. Got the hoops into the garden to try and keep the planting areas dry.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
“ in like lamb my ass”…bye bye hopes of an early start.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
12” of the wet heavy stuff for earth day..so much fun with all the branches down everywhere.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
It melted quick… note to self…stop talkin shit about Mother Nature
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
One of the best parts of this hobby is the people you get to meet and share seeds with. Can anyone guess what seed this is?..we’ve never grown this one..or seen it for that matter. Guesses?
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
How bout now?… thanks for the seeds Wolfpack!!
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
That’s right!…it’s cotton..the seeds came up in about 4 days. They lookin good.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Very cool looking plant so far. We’re really trying to be smart about our gardening this season to maximize Our efforts and save money along the way. I will be saving all of our used kabob skewers this summer, breaking them in half and in the fall, making our own Qtip’s. Bam!.. huge savings and clean ears!
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
We’re up…about 10 days later then last year.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Hi little ones!
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Tilling was wicked fun…a couple of doves stopped by during one of my many breaks.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
So close… break time.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
Done…plants will go in Sunday.
 
Saturday, May 7 View Page
And we should know our tomato the line up by the end of the week. Time to get some. And if there’s anything I’ve learned in this sport is…if you WanT SomE…GEt SOme!! Hope to see a few of you in the chat today..I know it’s still early for a lot of us but no doubt spring has SpRUNg!!!…LETS GOOoO!!!!
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
I swear I’m not slacking…26 acres by 9 am. Let’s GO!!!
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
Oh lord…I write like a third grader..I miss Zeke.
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
Thanks lambchop…that’s a little better. It’s draft day!
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
Snipping up the names, folding and dividing up the categories…
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
And here’s the team list!!!… I know, not as high tech as we are used to. I am working on it. Hope you can at least read the names until I can find a minute to type it up. Best of luck to all our teams this year!!
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
Lots of eater maters and peppers…mmmm.
 
Monday, May 9 View Page
Cockscomb… there should be a weight category for this flower. Love these.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
I agree with bigmoon… what a bunch a freekin cheaters this year…the patons?….cheatin, Jake and Scott?….cheatin…Ruben in the 150 nippin secondaries now?…cheater….hell, even Henry’s cheatin with a big ol plant this year . Andy wolf hasn’t posted pics but If I had to guess?…He’s cheatin. Y’all are cheatin…I love it.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
I can’t believe it’s already a week since Memorial Day…it was a hot one. Anyone Remember Memorial Day?…when regular gardeners used to start their gardens?…
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
This last month has been a whirlwind of farming and gardening and landscaping and whatever else didn’t get done last season. Had a great stretch of weather to get the crops in. Thank god that’s over. The 4610 put a hurtin on this ol keister.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
I’ve been going sun up to sun down just about every day. Feels so good to be out and about again. Visiting a little garden I put in years ago…I call this photo “ Waiting to Make a Wish”.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Here’s a funny one…this is my fathers “spray tractor”..it stays hooked for the season and gets used once a week to spray the orchard. A few weeks ago he said a bird kept following him while he was spraying the trees….lol…can u see it?…there was a couple eggs.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Lol… I’ve never seen a morning dove nest before…too funny. This week he took the baby for a ride…he went easy on the bumps and the momma is back on the nest.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Aiight… down to business. Prep….check.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Plant- we are rolling with the 2138 Ceja this year.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Great start with nice roots.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
We put in one of lamb chops seeds as a back up.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
We had really great stretch of warm sunny weather after the plants went in. We shaded the hoop most of the sunny days. It was a really nice month.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Final till.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
The 2138 didn’t miss a beat when it went in. Very strong grower.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Doesn’t look like much now but this garden is gonna be pimpin this season.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Out of the hoop quick. Despite the 10 day later start I think we’ve caught up to last year in plant size.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Time for us to start pushing them a little.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Wanna know if you are a giant tomato grower?..search yer photos.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Whuddya think saydee?…are we gonna let mommy wreck our tomatoes again this year?..
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
We’re in!!… and no nonsense this year. No more frolicking through the flowers!..it’s marching down that line and getting it done for the canknuckleheads!!
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
Ohhhh yea. me likey. Me likey Long time.
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
And while we’re out here?… who wouldn’t want to be known as having the biggest “eggplant” . (Yukka yukka). Thanks for the seeds Wolfpack!
 
Monday, June 6 View Page
And after four long years we finally got a bushel gourd to germ. Can’t remember off the top of my head the seed, but I think it’s farmer browns big one. Excited about this after years of watching pumpconn grow these. Let the season begin!!!!…fricken cheaters.
 
Wednesday, June 8 View Page
It’s junk week!!…look at that score!!!..his and her stirrup hoes!..and a fire pit!! Can’t believe what people toss these days. Also scored a perfectly working old south bend drill press. I didn’t even know I needed one. Rolly cart and everything. Gonna be a good week.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
I pulled this old dead scots pine shrub out of a landscape I installed a few decades ago….I mean…if there IS such a thing as a pretty dead shrub?…this one’s it.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
We call it the “tree of life”…have had 7 different species of birds on it at one time. They don’t even mind when the dog is out here running around with us. If you feed and enjoy the birds you need a Tree of LiFE.!!!…might go broke buying suet though…uuugh.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
A few hot days last week got the 2138 Ceja moving along…no issues to speak of…other then the cooler then normal temps. Im not complaining.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Patch is getting some new Digs…I eyeballed it too…I still got it.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
The plant didn’t mind the 60 degree temps this past weekend…we think we’ve found a keeper at 17’. Getting close to grow time.
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
Maters are looking guud… will stake them soon. Then it’s on..
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
We’ve made it this far..longest day of the year they say…(they still 24 hrs last time I checked)…lambchop will be out for the summer by the end of the week and we will garden the crap outta this place!!!..kudos to the rest of you, y’all are putting the work this year!!!!!! LETS GO!!!!
 
Tuesday, June 21 View Page
(Musical note emoji)…, “ The Toouuuch…The feeeL oV COTttonn..The FaBriC of our LiiivEs”
 
Monday, July 4 View Page
Happy 4th of July!
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
A little light on sulphur, a tad low in potassium ,Ooohhh yea baby…I think I’ve come up with…wait..scratch that… I KNOW I’ve come up with the best way to spread mid-season amendments. I did some figuring and cross multiplication, calculating burn rate with dispersal force and quite frankly, I nailed it.
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
One final cross reference with the soil calculator…I came up with 29 pounds of potassium nitrate and 8.7 pounds of sulphur. Sounds like alot but the math says otherwise. It was AWESOME. It went FLawLessLy!!!
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Alright…I wouldn’t say flawlessly…but judging by the cardboard debris field the application was evenly dispersed.
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
The night started well… my sister in law snapped this photo while we were saying hello to friends and family gone by.. I sent up this red one. ( hey buddy)
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Oh yea..
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
A little more sulphur…
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Yeaaa!!!!
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Oh YEA!!!!… it’s working!!!
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Gorgeous!!!!!!
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
And now for the amendments…
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
Yup
 
Saturday, July 9 View Page
FLaWLESS!!!…look at the tree of life!!!!!..Dang that was fun.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
What a great plant maintenance tip. These Paton brothers man….good stuff…that’s why they’re 2400 pounds at day 60 and I still can’t figure out how to put the batteries in the friggin ec meter…uuugh…where was I with this journal thing anyhow?…oh yea…the fireworks…my buddy put the finale on tick tock if anyone wants to check it out. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRYKwJ14/?k=1 Imagine that going off over your patch lol. Anyhow…I gotta get caught up here on the journal one way or another…it’s been over a month..dang..I just counted..I have 54 photos to upload…I narrowed it down…my apologies…I’ll try to make it as painless as possible.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Maybe it’s 58 photos..this actually isn’t even giant veggie related but someone asked where I’ve been and I told them I’ve been gardening the crap out the city!..here’s a project from a few weeks back. Customer wants old foundation turned into landscaping near this big rock. I suggested a continuation of a dry river bed into a “reflection pool”…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Oh yea…I know there’s some rock guys out there…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Ta-DAAAA!!!… reflection pool!!
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
I Used blue slate pieces for the “water” and coated it with “wet look” paver sealer. I swear there’s no water but it will make you have to pee.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Ok enough of that…here we go…The tree of LIFe…it’s truly a thing a beauty…all of gods mammals congregate here.bunnies and squirrels and chippers and birds of all kinds. We all mostly live in harmony. There’s 3 downy woodpeckers that basically eat out of my hand when the suet runs low.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Note to self…don’t run low on suet.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Everyone is sooo chill this year…some a little too chill…I almost got a high five from Pépe the red squirrel yesterday. I think it woulda been a high five anyway.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Ok…let’s start with the tomatoes..they went in the ground well…I think I already mentioned that earlier in the journal…Jesus this IS gonna be painful.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Only had one of these do anything special on a first truss so we went with it. I rarely have a good first truss set here in zone 4. Maybe because I let them go so dry in between waterings this time of year?..(usually we have more rain)
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Man these took off this last month as I look at these pics.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Got them all staked up before the fireworks hit…and yes, I evened out her watering.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
So far so good…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Here’s that first truss on the 5.30 butler.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
It got off to a good start but I didn’t adjust any feeding as there’s another one higher up and there wasn’t any other fruit going.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The next round showed up around the middle of July…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
I said look at me young man!…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
A day later…haven’t really grown this shape before but it looks decent…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The petals popped off pretty quick so that’s a bonus…I’m goin w it.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
This was from last Monday so maybe day 19?…still doing good.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Aww man, this one’s been like watching porn. And nope, the wife would NOT let me name her “Dolly”…or “Ms Parton “…. Couldn’t even name it “the Twins” so I went with “Fred”.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Oh yea Fred…lookin good last week…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Oh hell yea …Freds got a set a boobs on him!!!!!..
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
We’re cranking now…one or two more to show…weather has been great.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The pumpkin plant…I mean..we’re doing everything right..
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Expanded the patch to 1200 square ft.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Did our dance with the panels as she grew…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Monkeying around with the shade panels over the tips…
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
What the heck…beautiful
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Let the first one at 12 ft go on it’s own, opting for a bigger plant…aborted.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Tissue test was just a bit high in nitrogen…tried a few sides..aborted
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Got our Keeper at 17’…ugly…stopped growing..plant looks great, tissue test spot on.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Into July and it was just set what we could get.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The plant looks so good…the blossom ends in the fruits are all jacked up. I think it’s just a bunk seed.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Finally managed to get one going…it’s not that pretty but the rest of the garden makes up for it.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Everything looks great this year.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The fruit has a full 1000 square ft of plant behind it so I guess we’ll see if she does anything this week.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Ugly prick doesn’t deserve to be in this photo. No more unproven seeds for us.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Was that 54 photos?… I feel like I skipped a few …whatever…I’m caught up!!…we picked our first of the year on the 5.30 butler…I would def plant this seed again.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
The Cankunckleheads are on the board!!
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
And we’re almost done with the BOARD!!!!…woohooooo!!!… I will be posting updates and seaswampo has something in the works for us to help us track our stats!…let’s go people, of the first tomato’s weighed , half or more are personal bests!!!.. stay tuned for the leaderboard updates!!!
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
And while we’re at it?
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
Let’s watch a tomato grow…day 4 on the 9.06 brown.
 
Sunday, August 7 View Page
A little extra shade on this last hot day. Let’s GrOW BABY!!!!!!!!
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
The cockscomb are fire this year.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
Pretty sure this is the World record…still growing.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
And that’s got to be a world record tomatillo!!!…mmmmmm…greeeennn saaaallllsaaaaa
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
Last night I had to pull the vine away in case this girl on the 9.06 brown started to swell over night from the warm temps we’ve been having.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
Oh she is moving…day 5…we could have a good one here. There’s a few bombs going in this garden…i guess I don’t hate tomatoes anymore.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
Almost the Last of the culls…we’re going all in.
 
Monday, August 8 View Page
This would be just a waste if the garden wasn’t so dam nice to look at…and for the record , as per lambchop, her name is NOT DumDum….(day 30 for dumdum)
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
More pics from today…
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
The bruiser on the other 5.30 butler..day 29.
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
Man..I wish I had more early pics of Fred…
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
Hard to get a good pic because he’s tucked in pretty tight..
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
I’m holding his right breast….can you see in there?… he fricken big. Handsome. Day 28
 
Tuesday, August 9 View Page
Dumdum not so handsome…day 31..470…I hope it pops so I can throw it away.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
I know…it’s the same photo…clouds are different though..gardens are at peak. Stunning. Not Dumdum…the flowers.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
Wow..Carved out our own little Slice of heaven…hard to believe it’ll be snowing in 7 weeks.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
I’m tellin ya….that’s a world record cockscomb. If not, it’s the Town record 100%.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
The 5.30 butler still swelling.it’s day 30..hope I get more time.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
Starting to look familiar. Me likey.
 
Wednesday, August 10 View Page
I still think Fred will be bigger. Day 29.
 

 

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