Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday and the tomatoes are up!

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.


Lista said...

Well, Rosemary, I read your blog and see that you have a comment already on one of your posts. Praise God!!

I added a link to your blog, from my blog. Check it out if you want to see how I arranged it. I decided to add descriptions, so that people know a little something about each link. Yours says "A Dash of Rosemary (Organic Gardening, Raw Food and Walking with God)". If you would like that to be worded differently let me know.

Rosemary said...

Hi Lista, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I will be adding your blog page to my list of great blogs.