Waaaaay back in the spring my boss gave me a couple of tomato plants that a friend of his had given to him. They were small and by the time I got a pot for them, I guess they were a bit stunted.
All summer long I had them in this pot in the special garden I made along the side of the house. In September I noticed a tiny tomato forming on one of the plants.
When the cold nights warned of frost I brought the pot in. This morning I took a photo of the plant to show my boss, so we could get a laugh at the small reward I was getting from the plant.
Then since it was going to be warm enough and sunny, I thought I ought to put the plant on the deck to enjoy the sunshine.
Shortly, I got Hershey’s leash and went to be sure the door was unlocked so we could enter from either the front deck or the back deck.
There was a squirrel sitting on the deck rail eating a green orb.
I couldn’t imagine what I had on the deck that he could have found.
I sent Hersh out to chase him away. Hersh didn’t even SEE him!
It was my tomato! That darned squirrel was eating MY TOMATO!
I chased him off the deck!
He retreated to the security of our large Elm Tree to enjoy my tomato.
Now it is HIS tomato. 🙂