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Old July 17, 2010   #1
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Rodger's lovely home



The porch was huge and a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the BLT's



Some folks made themselves comfortable on the lawn and shared their chocolate zucchini bread. It was really good!

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Old July 17, 2010   #3
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There were lots and lots of people enjoying the music, the food, and talking tomatoes.









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Old July 17, 2010   #4
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BLT's!



It took me a while, but I finally spotted Rodger. He was busy giving tours, explaining how to grow the many beautiful flowers in the yard, and how to keep deer out of the garden.






I caught a quick glimpse of his wife, she was busy frying up bacon and taking care of the many visitors.

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The bluegrass band. They added a perfect note to the gathering.



The flowers were spectacular. Pictures can't do them justice, the flower beds went on and on.





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I found the secret fertilizer ingredient!



More flowers...






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Thank you, Rodger, for hosting such a fun and informative event! I know it's a tremendous amount of work for you and your family, and my sister and I really appreciated all your efforts.
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Looks like a wonderful setting. Wish I had been there!
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Beautiful...nothing short of beautiful That's the yard I want to have in 20 years.

Looks like a great selection of tomatoes and an awesome folks enjoying them.
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Old July 17, 2010   #10
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Rodger, You all just out did your selves! Nothing but outstanding from what I can see in these documented pictures! Oh, how I wish I could have been there with you all! I had suggested/encouraged several folks who love and grow tomatoes in your area to attend. I look forward to hearing about the varieties shared and any other information you all are able to share.
I will be looking forward to seeing you both at the October meeting in Berea, Kentucky.
Have a great Summer! I don't know how it could get any better.
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I'm thrilled to see all the photos of the event, as well as Rodger's wonderfully landscaped yard. Thanks for sharing the photos and I hope to hear from more of those who attended, too.
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What a great looking set of photos there. Looks like it was
a very enjoyable time. I too hope to hear more about the
tomato tasting and what other's impression was.
Perhaps I should plan a road trip for next year..... Hmmm!

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Very nice! I can only imagine the labor of love that went into that home and yard.
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I want to say thanks to everyone that came and especially to those who helped out and brought tomatoes., Holly, Millard and others and Ican't think of off hand. I wish I could have had more time to talk individually with everyone but when there is about 125 people it is hard to speak to everyone. but I did enjoy talking to those that persisted. There was one guy wearing a tomatopaloza shirt but I never had the chance to speak to please respond so I can know who you are. The ban was great the day was fantastic and the people were ......... Hungry. We went through 40lbs of bacon and ran out. I apologize if you didn't get to make a BLT but my wife did say several people just made a good Tomato sandwhich. Thanks again and anyone else with pictures please post and let me know what you thought. Rodger


PS here is a link to my website look under tomato tasting to see some pictures my nephew took. The website was started back in March but I find it hard to spend much time at the computer with the gardens and my full time job so it is still a work in progress.

www.rodgersheirlooms.com
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Looks like a good time was had.
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