Daily Archives: August 27, 2013

#augustbreak2013 Day 27

Number

dexterstomatoesThis was this morning’s harvest from Dexter’s plant, a Sweet 100, which I always mistakenly call a Sweet Boy. If I were to count them, there would probably be more than the number of days Dexter has been gone. He was still here when I put the plant in the ground. As I picked them today, I remembered how every summer before, he’d be right there, begging for some, sometimes even trying to pick them himself, and how last summer, I gave him the last tomato knowing it might really be the last tomato.