No way! Not this time around. Do I want 40kgs of very ripe organic, local, heirloom tomatoes, delivered NOW?
Ummm... YES PLEASE!
Our tomatoes haven't even hit their straps! A few fruits here n there. Weird weather and off season again this year.
I spent hours last Thursday night making 25 kgs worth of passata and bottling blanched and peeled globes. Somehow in my mania I managed the beans bath time and dinner in between.
The Bloke returned home to a totally steamed kitchen (no Vacola ) with water dripping down the windows and me up to my armpits in tomato skins. The final 10 kgs got solar dried (we knew we had a few days of 40 ahead) .The Bloke fashioned up this tent, mainly to keep the tiny pine needles falling on them than to keep any animals out. A 'never got rid of' old trampoline mat served as the base and these op shop sheer curtains strung over the central rope worked a treat.