Garden Wisdom… Sharing…

I have been in a snit all summer over the tomatoes I’m losing to whatever critter is sneaking in and chomping them to pieces…look at this mess!IMG_0312

I’ve gone out in the middle of the night with a flashlight thinking it might be racoons. I sat at the window reading all one morning so I could look out and catch the culprit if it was a squirrel. I’ve talked to garden friends all over the place to get ideas on what might be eating my tomatoes! I was so busy worrying about what I didn’t have that I forgot to appreciate what I do have!IMG_7073 IMG_0925 IMG_0877

In fact, I have plenty of tomatoes from my three plants. I have enough for BLT’s and Bruschetta and enough to share with friends…so what is the problem if a few are eaten?Now if I was losing them all or even half of them, I’d go back to worrying. But really, in the grand scheme of things I just put too much importance on a little loss.

Guess I’d better practice what I always taught my children, “focus on what you have and not on what you don’t have. You’ll live a much happier life that way”! ( And, you’ll waste a lot less energy!)

  2 Replies to “Garden Wisdom… Sharing…”

  1. John Wauchek
    September 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I had something eating one of my tomatoes,so I took it off the vine and put it on the ground . Whatever it was continued to eat that tomato but left the others alone . we were both happy!

  2. Sherry
    September 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

    That’s almost exactly what I’ve always told my crew….. Be happy with what you have and you’ll always have what you want.:)

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