Friday, August 28, 2009


Since it was raining like The Great Flood yesterday. I got busy and canned tomatoes. This is one of those jobs I dread, but once I get going, don't mind it at all.... My counter was covered with tomatoes..... This pic are the remaining ones.

Check out this one. Usually when they are big like this, no flavor... But this puppy was delicious....We had this one for dinner.....
Now where is that marker that says what kind this is?.....hmmmm..... yea.... I never save the important things!

finished product....
Hey, thanks Lynn at It's a July Thing for the info on freezing, but I just couldn't bring myself to do something different. See, I have been canning for 32 years and old habits are hard to break! But thanks again for trying to help me out!!!

So, when I saw this tomato on the counter, I just couldn't help myself..... Okay, the kid in me couldn't help myself.... an opportunity for a little art! Vege Man!!!

OKAY, OKAY.... I was bored, what can I say..............

The rain has stopped now. 4 INCHES!!! OH MY.... sumps still running... thank goodness (because if the power had gone out, I would have my own indoor swimming pool!)
Cedar Rapids, IA had 7.8 inches as of last night.
Marion, IA. 9.9 inches as of last night.
This is where daughter and fiance's home is....
June 2008 Cedar Rapids made National news with flooding.... CR is still showing signs of the flooding in their downtown area...
And Sharon at White in Palo, IA. Another huge flooding area... Her shop is there! and
Cathie at This Girls Art, she lives in that same area....

Just thinking of all my bloggy friends who could be affected by this massive amount of water....
Prayers for all of you....


  1. All that rain made you so busy! Isn't it rewarding to sit back and see all those pretty jars of tomatoes? Love the tomato art.... especially the one with the nose. LOL

  2. I can't think of a better way to spend the day when it's raining than spending it in the kitchen!

  3. Oh how I wish I had your desires. I don't want to do anything. I want to be a Queen. All my energy goes to cleaning and doing laundry. How do you find time to can! You did a great job.
    I won't tell anyone that you play with your tomatoes!

  4. I'm so jealous. I'm just setting here watching mine rot on the counter while the fruit flies hover over them. Wishing you dry weather. Jan

  5. Oh dear, what a job...glad to see you got creative with it and had some fun. I love your little felix widget!!!

  6. You found a nosey tomato!!! How hilarious!

  7. Hilarious! I love the tomato tour.