Five for Friday: Winning the Tomato War

1  After doing some research, I’m pretty sure that our tomatoes are being eaten by mockingbirds. Apparently they have quite the taste for tomatoes OR they get really thirsty and then ravage tomatoes just for the moisture. It depends on which website you look at. Either way, I have tried to address both of these issues. First, I put out a couple of bird baths. Hopefully this will help if we have any thirsty birds hanging out in our yard. Second, as soon as a tomato starts to get a little bit red, I put it in a ziploc baggie with the corners cut off (to allow for condensation to escape). It seems strange, but I think it’s working!

2  I was working in the yard a bit yesterday evening and look what I discovered in my compost pile! What a lovely surprise!

3  Going to the pool used to be my favorite thing to do in the summer, but now? I’m all about the splashpad! All the water-filled fun of the pool, but the drowning risk is so much lower!

4 T-minus 3 days until Ellis’ birthday!!! 

5  A few months ago, I set a goal for myself that I would finish Ellis’ baby book by his first birthday. I really didn’t work on it for the first few months, but I’ve been using nap-times lately to work on it. And I finally finished earlier this week! I figure I’ll work on it again after Ellis goes to college:D

2 thoughts on “Five for Friday: Winning the Tomato War

  1. Rach says:

    Yay for winning the tomato war!! That’s so smart to use the baggies! And hooray for splash pads and finishing up the scrapbook. Lots of wins! 🙂

    • Kacey says:

      Thank you! So the ziploc baggies totally worked for about a week, but I checked this morning and those crazy birds had ripped through two baggies and devoured the tomatoes inside:P Time for a new tactic!

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