Many people who have tasted an heirloom tomato would agree it was the most delicious tomato they had ever eaten. These tomatoes are grown from tomato seeds that have been saved and passed through countless generations to persons or families. Tomato heirloom seeds have created some of the most flavorful and high producing tomatoes that continue to amaze and excite people all over the world. These are 6 Top Heirloom Tomatoes that are very popular. Brandywine heirloom tomatoes is one of the most well-known heirloom tomatoes. Many experts classify it as the most delicious tomatoes that can be found. These tomatoes are large and red, weighing around 2 pounds each. Their production is plentiful and they continue to produce more and more tomatoes once they begin. Brandywine heirloom seeds date back to the late 1800s. These tomatoes become ripe after 85 days from transplanting. Gold Rush Currant heirloom tomatoes grow in clusters of small tangerine colored fruits that are very juicy and sweet. They also produce in copious amounts consistently and are ready to be picked 80 days after transplanting. Yellow or brightly colored tomatoes are also considered to be sweeter than red tomatoes. The Super Snow White heirloom tomatoes are like big cherries that just keep increasing upon itself when production starts. They create bundles of light yellow fruits that are resistant to breaking of the skin and are loved for their remarkably syrupy taste. These tomatoes are ready to be picked 75 days after transplanting. Beams Yellow Pear heirloom tomatoes have been around since the 1800s and, as its name suggests, is a small pear shaped fruit that is golden-yellow in color. It produces many of these tomatoes and they serve as excellent juicy snacks because their sweet flavor. This tomato also produces an indefinite amount and becomes ripe after 70 days. Black Cherry heirloom tomatoes are also another popular and loved variety of tomatoes. These tomatoes are a dark reddish-purple in color and have a flavor that bursts on the tongue with its sweet-sourness. It is not as sweet as many other heirloom tomatoes but it is still very delicious. Black cherry tomatoes ripen very quickly and produce large amounts of fruit throughout the entire season. They normally are ready to be harvested after only 65 days. The Cuban Yellow Grape heirloom Tomato is another top tomato of its kind. These are small grape-like shaped tomatoes that grow in clumps together. Copious amounts are produced and the fruits are very sweet. These tomatoes take 90 days to become ripe.
Hobby Farm Life Ramblings for June 23rd. This is my account of things we had done so far on Sunnyside Lane Hobby Farm. During the Winter we added Horse manure to the garden plot. Yellow Straight Neck Squash have gone crazy. My goal was 52 qts for the year. I made that, gave away several buckets full to kids, my mother, and friends. We are still canning Squash today and will need to pick it again tomorrow.
We planted Country Gentleman White corn, but it didn’t do well. I just discovered some of the ears have Smut on them. We had to burn them. We do plan to plant more for a second garden later. Did get some cornsilk to dry for my medicine cabinet.
Stan went crazy on planting all the seeds I gathered and didn’t realize he had planted okra. It is not even a foot tall and is trying to bloom on us.Don’t think it is gonna do good either.
Our Cabbage Collards are doing fine. I planted them thick and we have been eating what we thin out. I have even managed to can a few qts of them.
Our Tomatoes are just beginning to make, we have Homestead and Cherokee Purple ripen now. We have some Pink Oxheart and Cherry Tomatoes that are a bout half grown.
Our cucumbers are just now producing and we got a whole total of 3 yesterday. Which was enough for Stan and me to eat for supper. Went well with the tomatoes, onions and Red Romaine lettuce we are growing too.
We are eager for our cantaloupes and Moon n Stars Watermelons to produce. They are covered in blooms now.
Our Blueberrie made a couple of pints this year (only one year old plants).
Grass is getting away from us too. Our riding lawnmower is in need of repairs and the other two are working as hard as they can to get the whole place mowed. (2 skinny horses that are now getting a little belly on them).
Stan works in a grocery store as a butcher. He brings home the old produce to give to all our animals. Brought home 7 banana boxes. One of which was filled with speckled bananas. Peeled a few and no spots inside. Putting up banana jam and canned bananas today.
We are raising chickens, ducks, pigs and dogs. Oh and four grandkids during the summer. Stan is looking for someone that can teach him to dress a hog this fall. At the store he gets them already gutted and ready to cut up. Will be a new learning experience.
Well gotta go figure out what to do with all these squash. Thank you for reading my Hobby Farm Life Ramblings today.
My husband and I have just added one #Tennessee Walking #Horse and one quarter horse that are rescue to our Hobby Farm. The one that is a #Tennessee #Walking Horse is Red with a Strawberry Blonde Maine and Tail. He is a senior horse at the age of 19 years. His previous owner told us that he was a show horse but once he was injured they could not afford to keep him. Since he was a Gelding they could not even breed him to earn any money. We were told over a year ago, this once beautiful horse got loose and darted out in front of a car that was pulling into the parking area. No human was hurt, but this beautiful thoroughbred Tennessee Walker was on the ground with a shattered knee. This horse was going to cost them a lot in Veterinarian Bills in the hopes he would heal properly and once again have the high stepping gait he once had. They backed off on his food to remove any extra weight he had in the hopes of the knee healing the way it should. The efforts were fruitless. Scar tissue developed and the Veterinarian told them he would never be able to be put through the rigorous exercises he once did. The Veterinarian told them he could only be a pet no riding this horse by an adult. He was even nervous about putting a child on him for fear the horse would stumble and fall with the weak knee, thus, causing the child riding him to get hurt. Please view the video below to learn more about this breed of horse;
After purchasing several 10 lbs bags of chicken thigh quarters last week, I have a lot of Chicken Stock. However, I don’t have a lot of room in my freezer. My idea is to can some of the stock to use during the winter months and for other dishes that call for chicken sotck. I have never done pressure canning before so this is a first time for me. I decided to visit grandma lynda on youtube to see how she does hers. Please watch along with me here:
At Christmas time, many are thinking about all the decorations, the snow for some areas, the holiday themed dishes, Santa and of course, the Christmas crafts. But what Christmas is really all about is giving. Our children are the ones that light up the most during this favorite time of year. One of the greatest joys in life is to see their faces light up around the Christmas season. I will be posting a few Christmas crafts which is will put a smile on those cute little faces and will not hurt your pocket book either. In many families, making Christmas ornaments and decorating the tree with them is a big part of their holiday tradition. So grab some safety scissors, colorful papers, sequins, ribbons and whatever else you want to throw in and have fun with your kids making your own reindeer, snowmen, and other decorative ornaments. A brown paper bag can easily be made into a reindeer. All you need is a pom pom for the nose, some construction paper for the antlers and a pair of googly eyes. It is easy and fun. The kids can get as creative as they can and even come up with their own reindeer characters. Home Made Pine Cone Trees Decorations All you need to do to make these is to go out and pick up some nice pine cones (try to avoid the ones with too much sap), and these can be used as miniature Christmas trees. The kids can have a gala time decorating them any way they like. For example, cotton balls can be used for snow, red bows, sequins, buttons, pom poms or tinsel can be used as ornaments to decorate them. This particular Christmas craft can then be used as a decoration on the actual Christmas tree as well. How cool is that! Hand Print Wreaths Now here is a fun Christmas craft, Hand print wreaths. They are easy to make. Take some green drawing paper, trace your hand and then clip it out. Next you need to glue some 10-12 of these together to form a ring, this then can be further decorated with bows from gift wrapping boxes, silver bells from the store and even hand written Christmas messages. These are amazing and it gives the kids a sense of accomplishment when they help you make them. Christmas is all about having fun with the family. And for the kids, all that needs to be done is focusing on a fun task and making the most of the holiday by doing it all together. Homemade Christmas Crafts http://www.sunnysidelane.org/Christmascrafts Learn how to make traditional and new Christmas craft gift ideas, tips, recipes, Christmas craft suppliers, how to’s and other helpful guides for the holiday season. The page contains all the latest and easy to follow instructional videos, e-books and interesting articles about Christmas and more. Read all about it from here and learn. Read more of my post here: http://www.bubblews.com/account/102795-ardenent1/posts Just a few of my other blogs: http://sunnysideside.org http://sunnysideside.org/steaming
Delta Faucet 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead with H2OKINETIC Technology, Chrome Industrial, Harware, Tools, SupplyDelta Faucet 75152 Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead with H2OKINETIC Technology, Chrome offers water effectiveness with no sacrifice in comfort. This showerhead lowers the electric bill, yet still provides the performance of a full-spray. The Delta Faucet 75152 showerhead converged Water Sense principles by providing two different flow speeds and spray patterns. It has four huge spray holes, which are designed for easy cleaning and anti-clogging. A dual setting gives water-saving comfort with high-volume spray. It operates at 1.85 gallons a minute without sacrificing performance. You are saving water and energy. It delivers a drenching spray covering the entire body. The shower head has a convenient lever to control the volume. You can tweak the water settings, which will save on energy and extend the amount of hot water in your tank. It comes with easy-to-follow installation instructions and a lifetime warranty. Features
- Energy – and water-saving shower head
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Some cool Ham hocks images: Lima beans and Ham hocks
Ham hocks and Celery Soups
Collard Greens with Ham hocks
What’s for supper at your house?