Saturday, July 11, 2009

Just your garden variety thief...

I can't let hubby outside alone when he waters the garden. You see, he's a cherry tomato thief.

Every day this past week I've taken note of the way-too-slowly ripening cherry tomatoes and how many were getting close to being ripe enough to pick. And every day there would be one less cherry tomato. When I last checked on Wednesday evening, there were none that were even close. He'd eaten all of those that were anywhere close to even being red. Without even washing them. I think he was scared that if he brought them in the house to wash them, I'd see what he was doing and I'd have beaten him senseless. (not that there's any past history of me beating him senseless; it's just that he knows how much I love garden tomatoes and how impatient I'm getting.)

We left town for three days to help my son and daughter-in-law move and when we got back this afternoon I immediately went down to the garden while he chose to immediately go down in the recliner. I found twenty sixteen ten ripe cherry tomatoes! (you guys will help me keep my secret right?)

8 comments:

Bob said...

Lol, Busted! At least he's pilfering healthy food!

You're great at food photography, what's next? Night time infra red surveilance photos?

Mags said...

Bob, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. (let's just say that the CIA has to eat too)

Moogie said...

Hey girl, Love the red tomatoes against the blue bowl ... very very becoming. Will email ya soon.

Mags said...

Thanks Moogie!

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Beautiful picture of the tomatoes... We have a furry garden thief (my yellow lab) who has been picking squash off the vine (or just pulling the whole plant out of the ground).

HoneyB said...

Wow, I'm jealous! Our tomatoes are just forming here...

stephchows said...

I've been having issues with a cute bunny... it's lucky it's cute... but it's really starting to press its luck :D

Morta Di Fame said...

Awe, poor guy. He just loves his baby tomatoes. They are so good right off the vine, warm from the sun. No need for washing when you're stealing! LOL!