Produce Bandit

I hope you had a fabulous weekend. The weather was gorgeous here on the Panhandle and we were able to hangout with a good friend and some family.

On Friday I made a big batch of spaghetti and our friend Kim came over so we could help her setup her own website. It’s always a fun time when we see Kim, and because we both knew her before Stephen and I were dating we always have tons of stories that come up. After dinner we helped Kim make a video for her website. This was the first video we’ve helped someone make, and it was a lot of fun. I pooped out at 12:30 (which is like a new record for me) and Stephen helped her finish the recording. The next morning she left to a women’s conference in town and Stephen got to work on editing the video while I went and met my friend Brett for some brunch. When we were leaving the lady at the register asked me if I was expecting, and I excitedly told her yes. That was my first “stranger” pregnancy question, which means it isn’t just me noticing this bump from my belly, it’s becoming much more obvious!

So when I got home after brunch I went to water our tomato plant and noticed that we had our first juicy mater turning from green to red. I am so excited to see that they are actually going to make the change before the season changes and it’s too cold. With this unexpected cooler weather I wasn’t sure if they would make it, but it seems we will get to enjoy them after all. Here is what I found when I went to pick the red guy today:

Happy Red Tomato:


Then, upon inspection:

Our backyard friends got to it first!

I love the birds in our yard, but I had no idea they were so hungry.

This wasn’t a one-taste visit either, they really enjoyed our homegrown veggie:
that’s multiple beak marks…

Thankfully we have a good group of green ones left. I’m just gonna have to be a lot quicker the next instant I see a ripe tomato outside. I don’t know how they spotted the one red one inside there so fast, but it’s as if the birds were waiting for it. I may need to put a net around this plant to make sure we can enjoy them too.


Thankfully they only attacked 1/2 the tomato, so I brought it inside and put it by the window to show Stephen what happened.



Maybe Stephen won’t be too weirded out and can enjoy his first tomato sandwich of the bunch ;)

4 Thoughts on “Produce Bandit

  1. WHAT?!?!?! NO NO NO NO NO NO! you do NOT, i repeat, NOT, eat the other half of that tomato…


    • Cassie on October 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm said:

      haha, don’t worry, I wasn’t serious. I don’t want him getting bird flu or some weird sickness. Birds are disease carriers. That’s like drinking after someone with the flu. A big no-no!

  2. ಠ_ಠ

    I will not be eating bird tomato.

    • Cassie on October 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm said:

      Aww, babe, this is the first time you’ve commented in almost a year! I guess I should threaten your health more often ;)

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