I was passing by our garden bed this morning on my way to the chicken yard, when it occurred to me. We have had a LOT of green tomatoes for quite some time. Why isn’t there a red one, yet? I peeked inside, and guess what I found?
I was super excited and immediately called for my oldest daughter, who is also a huge fan of fresh tomatoes. Being the good mom that I am, I offered it to my daughter. She peeked in even further and found a second tomato!
“Aw… God must be blessing me for offering the tomato I wanted to my daughter. I will eat the second tomato!” (Please don’t learn your Theology from me!) My son looks up at me and says, “I want it, I want it!”
“Are you sure?” I ask.
“I want it.”
“Here… smell it… do you think you would like it?”
“Ok, here is your tomato.”
He chews and chews. I am so excited; a healthy snack for my son! Yes, I have found another tomato lover! Oh wait… he pulls it out of his mouth and hands it to me. “Don’t yike it. You eat it!”
And so, the chickens got a morning treat! (Though I did ponder eating it!)
And that is the story of our first tomato(es).