Look at these honkin’ big blackberries! They are Navajo Blackberries.
They are bigger than my index finger!!
We stopped at Murray Family Farms in Bakersfield this morning. Along with the giant berries there is a display of tomatoes. Not just any tomatoes either!
I’ve seen the orange colored tomatoes before, and the green ones, of course the standard red tomatoes.
This variety I’ve not seen before.
I just HAVE to tell you a funny story about Joe. Seriously, I can’t keep from telling it any longer.
One of the main reasons we stop at Murray Family Farms is for the fresh picked cherries. Joe absolutely loves them. The season ends for the San Juaquin Valley in June we found out last week. Joe was bummed. However they do have cherries from Washington state in their store.
Last Saturday on our way down to Fontana we stopped to see what was available. Joe bought two bags of cherries, peaches and apricots as well, then continued our journey to deliver the trucks.
About an hour later Joe hails me on the two way radio and asks “What will happen to me? I’ve swallowed a cherry pit!!” The concern in his voice was real. My reaction was to immediately start hee hawing like a donkey. Once I got control of my laughter and could talk without him knowing I had been braying I told him he would be fine. The pit would pass through with no problems.
He is well and fine. No lasting ill effects from the swallowed pit. Me on the other hand…I still snicker and snort when I think about it 🙂
I am getting anxious to be home and back to my paper and punches. Until that day arrives and I can once again experiment I am building a “library” of sorts for flowers. My plan is to jump in and get on with it instead of wishing I was not so scared of them.
Hope you enjoy these bright and colorful faces.
Until later my friends….keep a smile on your face.