Those are our last tomatoes of the 2006 growing season. We enjoyed them on sandwiches of left over corn beef from New Years Day’s dinner. They may not be much to look at but they were delicious. Last year we finished our last tomatoes on January 17th.
I’ve read of a toy that is for dogs where you put food treats inside the rolling ball. The dog rolls the ball around and plays with it to get rewarded with the treats. This is the pig size version with a couple hundred pounds of bread in it. We had filled the barrel yesterday, about one day’s feedings worth, and this morning Will and I lifted it up over the fence and dropped it in. The grower pigs got the idea right away and had a lot of fun with it. Since they were so full from yesterday and also had whey it went well. I would imagine that if they had been really hungry it would have been a mob scene!
Today’s housing projects were installing the door handle on the tiny cottage’s new door and fixing the hot water tank in the old farm house. Last night after dinner Will noticed there was no hot water when he went to do dishes. The hot water heater is nine years old. After disassembling I discovered the switch had died. Of all the problems in the world that was the easiest to fix. I’m glad I didn’t have something like the exploding hot water heater that Wayne had. With his experience in mind I tested the pressure release, reset and did a draining to make sure there was no sediment – there was none.
Outdoors: 43°F/24°F Sunny, some Clouds
Farm House: 65°F/53°F no fire
Tiny Cottage: 57°F/49°F