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Friday's Hunt v2.10


The cues for this week are: 1) Starts with J   2) Week's Favorite   3) Surprise

J is for jaunt, which is what the Husband and I took last Saturday. We went over hills and down dales, around curves and straightways, and along creeks and through forests. Our goal was to purchase tomatoes at the u-pick-your-own organic farm in Santa Cruz County.

It took longer to get there than to pick the nearly 50 pounds of tomatoes, of which most are now in the freezer waiting their turn to be part of some delicious recipe in the winter and spring. I simply wash the tomatoes, let them dry, pack them in bags, and freeze them. When it's time to use them, I put them straight in the pot to melt into the other ingredients. No fuss, no muss.

That said, you would think my favorite photo this week would be of the tomatoes, the tomato fields, or the Husband frolicking through the fields picking tomatoes. Nope. I was to busy plucking the juicy fruit myself to think of clicking away.

My favorite photo this week was of the surprise we met when we decided to take the long way to the little store that makes some of the best smoked sausages we've ever eaten. Somewhere after the farm, we turned a couple of corners and voila! Young redwood trees said hello to us. For several miles, the Husband and I drove through a forest of redwood trees. We had no idea.

I love jaunts like that one last Saturday. We're off again in an hour or so. What surprises shall we meet today?


Friday's Hunt is a weekly meme hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills. To check out other participants, please click here. If you'd like to join, you can until Sunday evening.

Comments

  1. redwoods!!!! home!!! baby trees - they're okay . . color me happy - and GRATEFUL for the view . . Thank You!!! love & love, -g-

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    1. You're welcome, G. The Husband and I were happy to find this road. We shall be back again and again.

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  2. Love the photo, it's just - wow! :)

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  3. That is an amazing photo, and I enjoyed your jaunt. Picking tomatoes at an organic farm sounds like perfect bliss.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. This year I remembered to research early. The last 2 years we missed the picking dates, which meant that we didn't have "fresh" tomatoes in the freezer.

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  4. So this photo contains all 3 words ? or did you forget to take pictures being drowned in tomatoes ?

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    1. Yep, Gattina. All 3 words. It's my favorite photo of a surprise during our jaunt. :-)

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  5. Baby redwoods! :D ... freezers are wonderful things, aren't they? :D

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  6. I'd love to see the red woods. I have not been on a nature walk in so long and miss it. The tomatoes sound so good.

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  7. Those tomatoes will be yummy this winter! I think that a redwood forest would be a delightful surprise. It certainly looks beautiful! Thanks so much for joining me in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)

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