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:

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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.

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

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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…

    guhhhhhhhh-ROSS!

    • 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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