I woke up this morning after a good night sleep and a dream about my tomatoes coming up. I went and looked at the mini plant starter thing I have them planted in and was happy to see that they indeed had come up. I have planted many different kinds of heirloom tomatoes that a kind man sent me seed for that I met on the net. I planted Purple Cherokee, Black Cherry, Black Krim, a white, San Marzono Paste, the world's biggest tomato Big Zac, an orange variety and many others. This is going to be a fun adventure. I made a diagram of them that I planted and plan on saving the seed from the ones that grow here well. My son Matt also got two plants in Chico. Black Russian and Green Stripey. I grew Black Russian last year and it was a great tasting tomato that grew like crazy here. I believe I am in growing zone 8b.
I am going to drag out the camera tomorrow and take some fresh pictures of me and the property. The cherry trees have just finished blooming and I am waiting for the two apple trees that I have to bloom. They are both old trees and varieties and I have no idea what variety they are. They are not real sweet so they must be an old variety so as a raw fooder that is a fine thing for me. I am going to try to get an Excalibur food dehydrator to put all the extra fruits and veggies up. I cannot trust any dried food in the store not to be heated up, killing all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals so I will have to do it myself. Any other dehydrator I could possible afford will not do because of their lack of a thermostat, ease of use and a fan in the back so you don't have to rotate trays.
I did some food foraging today. I usually have stuck to dandelions and plantain but finally found a you tube course on identifying wild food and I did find a patch of chickweed. That was yummy. The dandelions and plantains were a little bitter because it is getting on in spring but I enjoyed them and find that bitter is acceptable to me now. It is funny how your tastes change when you get off all the processed frankenfoods.
We went out to a local Chinese buffet that serves sushi for Terry's birthday tonight. I love sushi and don't get to indulge often but when I do it is great. As you can tell I am not a vegan and I do eat raw fish and raw egg once in awhile. The little cooked food I do eat is the rice in the sushi but that is a very small amount as it is mostly fish and veggies and seaweed. I think the seaweed is my favorite thing. Sometimes I just chew seaweed as a snack and I used kelp as a flavoring all the time. I also feed my Rat Terrier a raw diet and put kelp on her food every day.