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Playing Hooky Again

August 30th, 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day, just perfect! I got up and went to the farmer’s market as I do almost every Saturday morning.
I was excited because I was taking some of my tomatoes to one of my favorite vendors. She told me last week that she lost all of her tomato plants to the late blight that’s going around. She told me that she couldn’t even go out to her garden for 3 days after she had to burn all of her tomato plants. I figured it would brighten her day if I took her an assortment of my heirloom tomatoes. I was right, she was ecstatic!
We went to an auction after that for a little bit and then came home. We enjoyed delicious fresh corn and steamed green beans for lunch and then some friends called to see if we wanted to motor. We took them up on the offer and headed up to West Point Market in Akron to buy some artisan cheeses and other interesting items. We went to a small local dive for dinner and then we stopped at Mary Coyle’s for some ice cream!
There are still weeds in my garden that need pulled, tomatoes that need harvested and tons of other chores that need done. Since I spent the day playing hooky I’ll have to work extra hard this week to make up for it. But I sure had a great relaxing day which is perfect before a long busy week!

What kinds of things do you like to do when you play hooky from gardening?

8 Comments to “Playing Hooky Again”
  1. Sunita on August 30, 2009 at 6:03 am

    That was so generous of you!
    Yellow tomatoes? I’ve never seen those before. Do they taste different from the normal red ones?
    .-= Sunita´s last blog ..Flights of fancy =-.

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    • Susy on August 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

      That little yellow tomato she’s holding is a Wapsipinicon Peach tomato. It has fuzzy skin like a peach and has a slight fruity flavor. It’s quite tasty, although fuzzy skin on a tomato is a little different.

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  2. KitsapFG on August 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Looks like you had a lovely day. We tend to do much the same when doing an “out and about” day of play. Other destinations include the local beaches and lighthouses, forest hikes, and day trips to our local large u-pick berry farm. It is right next to the sea as well and is a lovely place to spend an afternoon – picking in the field, talking and laughing, and occassionally standing up to stretch your back and looking to the horizon to see a large ship steaming it’s way by the shoreline.

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  3. Helen at Toronto Gardens on August 30, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    This time of year, when the kids are getting ready for back to school, there are so many ways to play hooky. Right now, we’re decorating a room for our 16-year-old and enjoying a visit from her older sister before she goes back to university.
    .-= Helen at Toronto Gardens´s last blog ..MeMe in the Garden: An Honour =-.

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  4. inadvertent farmer on August 31, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting…exactly why I try not to play hooky for the garden!

    Oh and we go to our lake cabin, but there’s a garden there also! Kim
    .-= inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..This Conversation Never Happened… =-.

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  5. kim on August 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

    found your blog through simple green frugal coop and I just wanted to say i love it!

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    • Susy on August 31, 2009 at 10:43 am


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  6. the inadvertent farmer on October 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Wander through the fields with the kids and the camera, maybe stop at the tire swing and play awhile. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Silent Saturday =-.

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