I'm exhausted! Aaron and I woke up early, and got some stuff at Lowe's before he had to go to jury duty. Then I headed over to our house, and started working on scraping the floors. My hands are so sore, and there is only a three foot by four foot section done. I got another section scrapped, but we still need to go over it, and get the super icky sticky bits that don't come up with the large scrapper. While I was scrapping I would occasionally take a break and scrub the kitchen. Every inch of the house is covered in nasty grime. I made up a solution of washing soda, bleach and warm water to cut through the ick. It worked really well, but some spots, like around the stove needed something more powerful. I sprayed those areas down with goof off, and let it soak for a bit before rubbing the dirt away. It's looking better, but I still need to do a TON of scrubbing. I don't have any photos to show of the house today though.
Instead I have some photos of my first tomato harvest. The first heirloom tomatoes that were ripe were our riesentraube tomatoes. It's historically a German heirloom that was commonly found in Philadelphia during the mid-1800's. It has massive yields of flavorful cherry tomatoes.
This is a black cherry tomato with a blue jay feather I found on our deck.
This is the last bit of healthy lettuce I was able to pick. I love all the varieties we tried out this year. I want to figure out how to grow some lettuce through out the winter months.
I love the colors in this variety. So pretty.
Hope you enjoyed, and happy DIYing, chris.