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Bald Eagles And Unexpected Tomatoes

Bald eagle

I saw my first wild bald eagle a few days ago. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture, but I didn’t have my Flipcam with me. Besides, by the time I would have gotten it turned on, the majestic bird would have been out of sight.

I only saw it for a few seconds, soaring above the tree line next to the lake that is not far from our property. We’ve been told that there are a couple of huge eagle nests in the area; it was heading in the direction of one of them.

Anyway, it was a cool experience. And surprising to my son’s friend. “You’ve never seen a bald eagle before?”

I had to tell her that until a year and a half ago, I’d been living in some city or other since I was sixteen.

Blueberries

The blueberries are finally turning blue:

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A couple are actually starting to get slightly soft, as well.

I also have a lot of raspberries and blackberries growing.

Tomatoes

The tomatoes are budding! Look!

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I’ve lost two plants thanks to the eternal rain we had for two and half weeks – root rot, I suppose, but that’s not a problem, since B discovered several volunteer tomato plants in an unexpected place.

Here are photos of a couple of the tomatoes (I hope you can see them around all the weeds that I need to pull up and drop to the ground as mulch/compost):

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Check it out; this biggest one even already has flowers open:

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And here’s a photo of the area they’re growing.

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This is dirt that was under one of the smaller brush piles on our property. We planted a mulberry (in the middle of a chicken wire fence) in the middle of the pit left after our digger guy, Troy, pulled the pile partially apart.

Here’s what I think happened: last summer, most days were as humid as they are looking to be this summer. One day when I was trying to dehydrate tomatoes in my car, it was so humid they got moldy. In my frustration I emptied the dehydrator trays onto the ground next to my car, which was between the brush pile and the road.

I think that when Troy did the dirt moving last fall, some of the tomatoes ended up in the dirt pile he left behind.

Tomatoes I didn’t have to plant. My favorite kind. 😉

I only hope that I remember to water them when we have a longish break from the rain.

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