Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bradley's Fort and first Tomato
It's nearing completion.  Just another day or two and the project of Bradley's fort will be a done project  just in time for his return.  Only the roof and ladder remain to be completed.  All the neighbors are amazed at the building of it but it was really just a simple small porch kind of plan.  Hopefully it will last many years for not just Bradley but his kids as well.  Any of the parts can be replaced relatively easy if they should need replaced.  It is turning out really good.  Bradley returns home a week from today.  He doesn't have a clue that old grandpop has been busy building him a fort up high in the sky.

This picture was taken just five days before consumption.  They ripened fast.

Oh yeah, this is the day that's been in waiting for a long time to enjoy. The warm weather plants were tenderly planted that May Friday the 12th with great anticipation of the first harvest of the season which was two months away. Mulching, watering, weeding all took place as the plants grew in stature, then began to blossom, and set fruit. Each day the anticipation grew as the harvest came nearer and nearer. Today, was the infamous first bite of juicy flavor filled backyard home grown delicious tomatoes. Two were harvested and immediately sliced up with cucumbers and onions which were made into a delightful tomato salad. Aaaaaah, it was worth the wait. More delightful delicacies will be ripening soon. The rain last night will help with replenishing the much needed water in the rain water tank and giving the garden a boost. The official garden Van Camp bean can rain gauge says my garden has received about an inch and a quarter over the last couple days. May you all be as fortunate with rain and harvest as the urban, bio intensive, vertical growth, experimental garden as been this week.

Have a great day in the garden or project building everyone.


  1. Oh, I'm envious of your rain. We haven't had a drop in what seems forever.
    And ripe tomatoes---Wonderful! You had them in my very favorite way-cukes, onions and tomatoes. Delicious. I'm about 2-3 weeks away from a ripe tomato yet, but am certainly enjoying seeing everyones harvests.
    The fort is really really nice. You've done a great job and I'm sure the grandson is going to think you're the best (if he doesn't already!)
    Have a great weekend

  2. The fort looks great! He is going to love it!

    Congrats on your first ripe tomato of the season! There will be many more to follow!

  3. Congrats on your first ripe tomato of the season. The fort is eye catching, You've done a great job.