Friday, November 25, 2011

Green Mater Gardener

It is a sad day for Montgomery Nutz….momma peep took down the garden. Gardening is my favorite outdoor activity next to mushroom hunting. I don’t know if I’ve told you about mushroom hunting yet but our yard is a mushroom haven, I’ll tell you about it some other time. It is kind of a long story and I want to talk about tomatoes.

Every year we plant a garden. I go outside with momma peep and watch where she puts all the seeds because I’ve been around long enough to know, where seeds go in the ground, food comes out….YUMMY FOOD! I get so excited when I see the seeds.

It started a few years ago. I wasn’t around the first year to see the seeds go in the ground but I showed up when the tomato plants were grown. Momma peep used to take us all outside in the back yard to play. We would go out for hours and run in the backyard, I always tried to run off and go where I couldn’t be seen. This first year I was hiding behind the garden next to the most awesome smell I had ever smelt; when I looked over, there they were; little round green and red berries a.k.a. cherry maters. I swiped one off the plant to try and that was it….I was HOOKED! Momma peep doesn’t know this but I stood there the entire time we were outside eating fallen maters. She had no idea about what was going on, that is until she found me.

One day when we were playing, for way shorter than our normal outdoor visit, she caught me. She was calling for me to come in and I hadn’t switched off my selective hearing yet so I didn’t listen. I guess she got really mad because before long, I saw her coming up behind me and I knew my buffet was about to end. So I did what any Nut would do……I grabbed as many green maters as I could in one bite. I ended up with a tomato branch in my mouth I stole so many. But I ate them all….QUICKLY! I wasn’t going to chance her taking any of them from me. They were mine. It was this day momma peep realized she had a gardening pup.

Over the years we have had many gardens and I am pleased to say, aside from the tomatoes; I like carrots, lettuce, and I even made off with a cantaloupe once. That was YUMMY, but not very often is there one small enough I can take off with, but when there is….BEWARE! I guess I will have to wait until next year now, which I hear will ROCK because the new house will have a bigger garden. OH I CAN HARDLY WAIT! I’m ALWAYS ready for a mouthful of GREEN MATERS….MMMMMMMM!!!!

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