Aug 26, 2016

Release the snark day

That should be on a Tshirt.  Well today is the day.  Mark is golfing so I can snark with no collateral damage.   It's a beautiful sunny day, but the last Friday of August.  I'm working inside to complete an order and found a few pieces of wood cut to 3" square. I labeled the back with the dimension and it can be a corner square or just a floss tag.
We have been giving away tomatoes as fast as we can but can't keep up with the bounty.  I do not like canning tomatoes so I will try making tomato soup and freezing it along with seeded tomato chunks for winter soups.  Love tomato sandwiches with mayo and also grilled cheese with thick slices.

The garden was the best ever since we installed two Enforcers - it definitely keeps the deer out even though we feed them several times a day in the yard.  And of course, I never remembered it was there and got squirted numerous times.  Felt pretty good in this heat!  The short plastic fence is to keep the cats from using the garden as a litter box.
I'm almost 6' and the tomatoes grew above me since this was taken over a month ago. But now, the blight has taken hold and there are no leaves left, just green and red globes.  Breaded and fried green tomato slices drizzled with reduced Balsamic are heavenly.  Lots of various peppers are being canned and made into pepper butter.
Bud is enjoying himself on the new gingham oilcloth I found for the little table.
 They are all past due for flea meds but these brats have turned into summer snots and won't let me apply it.  I've been buying the PetArmor Plus through Walmart online, six pack for $40.  They had it for $32 which is great for 6 vials but the price changes all the time.  Free ship to store too.
I've decided to send The Attic a box or two for their auction instead of stitchery.  I hope that's OK.  This is one of my favorites (had to redo it since the file disappeared) and I think it came out better than the first time.  I can't get these 8" squares so I found an 8" round that I will use.  I wish I knew what equipment was needed to do the videos.  I can show you how I manipulate these.  For example, the large box has the original stitchery in the grass, but look at the round.  The bunny is now behind the peacock because I wanted the blue instead of brown.  Anyone can do this and so many have emailed to request instructions but I can't explain, it has to be viewed. 
That's all I got.  Back to snark central.  I think I will designate a day each week as release the snark day.  We'll see how that works.
Have a great weekend! 
 I am really surprised at how many have entered for the hornie!
Be back on Sunday, all snarked out, with the winner.


village folk art said...

Those tomatoes look 'delish'. What a bounty...lucky thumb is brown,so that should tell you lots.
One good+ about living in the high desert...NO FLEAS.
Felt like 'Fall' early this morn'n...Yaaa, that 100+ degree weather is getting old.
One of my best friends is 6' tall and one of the neatest ladies I know. I am 5'2" so when standing next to each other we look like 'Mut and Jeff'...remember those cartoon characters? Probably before your time.
Gots to get some house work done...actually it is never done.

TTYL, Enjoy the weekend...Peace and Blessings for all,

Shelly said...

I like that! 'Release the snark'!! Kinda like 'release the Kraken!' but with much more gusto! It should be on a t-shirt. Gorgeous tomatoes and plants! Your boxes are just beautiful and I think it was a great idea to donate to the Attic.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Friday to you Marly..Going to be another hot and humid one so after the HS football game tonight and rug hooking tomorrow I am doing nothing. nothing I say, nothing.

Primitive Stars said...

Holy tomatoes Batman, those are gorgeous!!!!!! Love your boxes Marly, very sweet of you.Hugs Francine.

Vickie said...

I only grow cherry tomatoes now. No one else eat them the others in this house, and I have gastritis!! I chop the top off my 'mater plant also, to keep production down. I have lots and lots of 'maters otherwise!! I went to the doctor yesterday and guess what?! I am no longer 5'11" like you! Degenerative Disc Disease! :( I lost an inch! puh!

deb said...

Your tomatoes are beautiful!! Love the idea of "release the snark day" - now if I could just figure a way to get the house to myself for a few hours....

gracie said...

Wonderful tomato bounty....nothing better than a fresh picked tomato! The boxes are a great addition for The Attic's auction. I am sure Jean will love them.

Rugs and Pugs said...

It would almost be worth the drive to get some of those ' maters :)
You crack me up ~ in a good way, of course.
Hugs :)

Mary A said...

Hi Marly,
My neighbor is a retired veternarian and I was complaining about the cost of flea meds. He told me to buy Advantage (not Advantix) for x-large dog, squirt it into an empty baby food jar, and using an empty plastic syringe(without the needle), dose the cats with .08 ml for a full grown cat. I can give all 5 cats and 1 dog their flea meds for $9 a month. I order a 6 pak online and get free shipping. Now I don't break the bank every month.

Barb said...

Those tomatoes look just wonderful. They are a bit hard to grow in the NW, generally our summers aren't quite hot enough. I do go the the Farmer's Market and buy them at least they taste wonderful not like the big store ones.

C M Designs said...

Your garden and tomatoes are beautiful. I haven't had a good home grown tomato since the 70s when my Dad had a BIG garden. The ones from the stores taste like plastic.
I will be so very glad when this hot, humid weather is gone. I feel like a prisoner in my own home. Mosquitoes and humidity........not a good combination.
I love your sense of humor.....snarky or not.
Have a marvelous weekend.
Charlotte in Virginia

Bev said...

So good to hear from you today. I've missed you the last few days. I always look forward to your posts. You are so interesting and funny! Thanks for sharing!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Wow those plants are huge! I didn't see any snark!

Maggee said...

Too bad your neighbors don't want tomatoes! You sure have a bunch of them! But making soup is a great idea, plus canning some for soups later... good ideas, both!

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