This morning I harvested the last of the cherry tomatoes (a couple of handfuls) and pulled out the plants even though they may have produced a couple more handfuls. Missy Molly by Golly inspected my work after I was done.
The four volunteer plants gave us several harvests throughout the year. Several friends even went home with some of the tasty red and yellow fruits. Thank you, Tomato Plants!
The air is still heavy with smoke and residue from the far away fires. Molly and I didn't stay outside too long. It felt good doing a bit of gardening. I'm sure Molly enjoyed being outdoors for a short while, too.
We're indoors now with the patio door slightly open to circulate the air, which I'll close once I finish this post. I'm starting to feel a headache brewing. I hardly get headaches. On Wednesday evening I had a doozy of a headache, which I think developed from breathing the air all day while driving with windows open and wandering outside around Santa Cruz. The headache didn't go away until after breakfast the next day.
This year we harvested only five huge persimmons from our tree. Last year's crop was so huge that we were giving persimmons away for months. At first I thought we got few fruit this year because I pruned too many of the lower producing limbs so that people taller than me could walk around the yard. But, the upper branches showed only several fruits that the birds have been eating.
Hopefully the persimmon tree will fare better next year.
A FOUND PENCIL
Last night I came across a pencil that had Eagle "Chemi * Sealed DRAUGHTING written on it. The pencil begged to be tried. So, I did.