Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sharing

From an early age we are taught to share.  We are told that those with abundance or more must share with those who have nothing to share.  This year, as most years, we have an abundance of all kinds of tomatoes.  My husband loves to set up tomato tasting tests and every year he finds a new one he likes.


We take some to the thrift shop for distribution.  We also found that our local turtle that hangs out by the front doorstep on some days prefers the small yellow pear shaped ones.  We discovered this after hubby dropped one on the way into the house.


Mr. Turtle preferred the yellow tomato over a very juicy and sweet fig that I laid out next to it. Our tree is producing way too many to eat without sharing.



But this little devil in the photo below pretends he is eating clover in the front lawn and then in the night comes back and DOES NOT SHARE!  His days may certainly be numbered after he did a number of his own on my soy beans and squash!


13 comments:

Red said...

Interesting critters you share with. Animals can be very interesting but sometimes they take advantage of the sharing.

Brian Miller said...

ouch on the free meals to the ground hog...ha...cool on feeding the turtle...my boys would love you for that...my mom has been giving us tons of tomato this year...

Joanne Noragon said...

Groundhogs are pesky. One was undermining our barn with burrowing. He was trapped and transported to the National Park. Another attempted to burrow under the eight foot deep wall that is the side of the garage built into the hill. He was dumb, but too messy and was also transported. The one we tolerate lives in the culvert and comes out to taunt the dogs. He seems not to have found the garden.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the turtle shot!! Yes time for that other critter to go.
Boy! I would love some of those figs.
Yum
Hugs
SueAnn

Daniel LaFrance said...

I agree in the importance of sharing. It is a simple thing to do, and for some reason certain generations don't seem to recognize it.

Beautiful captures and yes they can cause havoc of all sorts. Farmers typically rid themselves of Groundhogs. I have cute chipmunks digging holes everywhere.

Mage said...

Such glorious color. Can you trap and release your backyard taster? He should know better than to munch on your squash. Thanks so much for these moments.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I had to have Animal Control come and trap a pesky Groundhog that was tunneling under my air condition pad. Your tomato's are beautiful...

Hilary said...

Aww he's so cute. I love your beautiful photos of your harvest and your visiting creatures. Lovely work, Tabor.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's so great of y'all to share your overabundance. My grandparents used to do that when they farmed. They always had plenty. I miss those days...

Granny Annie said...

Without going into details, I fried groundhog once. It was NOT a tasty treat. They definitely are not our friends, though they make wonderful characters for children's stories.

kenju said...

Maybe he saw that you were sharing with the others and thought he was welcome too.
Sorry for your losses, but watching the nature around you must be better than TV!

Dave King said...

You're right, we are early on taught to share, but on a larger scale the inability to share the world's resources is probably our greatest problem. Nice post.

Bob Bushell said...

Red tomatos, lovely, figs, um lovely, and there is an unlucky wee rodent who is not greedy, he is out for his dinner.