Friday, November 09, 2007


Here are some heirloom tomatoes grown by Mr. and Mrs. Peculiar this summer in Colorado. The big ones in particular may have been the best I ever ate.

It occurs to me that I, Libby, and the P's were all born in cities, Lib and I in big ones, but we were not raised in fear of the natural.

Of course when Libby was a kid her family kept a pig and ducks, (and dogs, and a parrot) in Berkeley. And my father's family kept chickens and rabbits in Boston.


mdmnm said...

Lovely tomatoes! I love the heirlooms, particularly the Rio Grandes and the Cherokee Purples. My last few are ripening in the kitchen, despite the lack of a frost to this point. Basil is about gone, too. Sigh- now to wait until next July for the good stuff again.
On another note, book or no, dang, talk about a flurry of posting!

Paul said...

My Dad, who grew up in Brooklyn, kept pigs and chickens in the yard. Wonder if anyone still does that?


Steve Bodio said...

From what I have read in the NYT, urban farming is starting again. NY actually seems kinder than Boston or Bay area so far.

Pigs may still be a stretch though...