Soph went out this morning and took this picture of our first tomato to begin turning red. It is an heirloom variety, Mr Stripey, and is our first year growing it. It should be ready for picking in a couple more days. If we like it then we will save some seeds for next year.
We have three different heirloom varaties that we are growing this year, two of them are new to us. In addition to the Mr Stripey I’m once again growing the purple Cherokee that I enjoy. Our other new variety is a yellow pear cherry. I enjoy the bite size tomatoes but Soph is crazy about them.
We were impressed with Mount Rushmore and the massive size of those famous heads. When we learned that the entire Mount Rushmore sculpture would fit on the head of Crazy Horse I was floored.
The story of the Crazy Horse Monument and how it has become a family legacy was inspiring. Work on this massive monument is slow but it will be truly amazing once it’s accomplished. I hope the girls will be able to return with me one day to see it completed.
This first picture was taken from more than a mile away. The white outline of the horses head you see on the side of the mountain is more than three feet wide. The horizontal surface you see in front of Crazy Horses face is his extended arm that is point to his land over the top of horses head.
After the girls were out of school for the year we made a trip to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument. Pictures really do not do either monument justice. I wish that our government would allow Mount Rushmore to be finished.