I spent 8 hours yesterday sorting through thousands of tomatos.  After a record cold temp of 17 degrees on 9/12 killed all of tomato plants.  Which made me think about the tomato itself.  Although in our collective conscious we define tomatoes with the characteristic red colour, the red color is actually a rare genetic mutation like different colored eyes in a human.  it has only stayed because farmers selected this trait to be breed over and over again.  And it is because of this selective inbreeding that tomatoes have lost all their natural resiliency to diseases, insects and cold weather.  All varieties of tomatoes are almost genetically identical even if they different organic heirloom varieties,  and completely different from the 16 native species they derived from.  Just some tomato thoughts.

I spent 8 hours yesterday sorting through thousands of tomatos. After a record cold temp of 17 degrees on 9/12 killed all of tomato plants. Which made me think about the tomato itself. Although in our collective conscious we define tomatoes with the characteristic red colour, the red color is actually a rare genetic mutation like different colored eyes in a human. it has only stayed because farmers selected this trait to be breed over and over again. And it is because of this selective inbreeding that tomatoes have lost all their natural resiliency to diseases, insects and cold weather. All varieties of tomatoes are almost genetically identical even if they different organic heirloom varieties, and completely different from the 16 native species they derived from. Just some tomato thoughts.

Majestic white-tail hawk flying over Jackson Peak. | Gros Ventre Wilderness, Wy.

Majestic white-tail hawk flying over Jackson Peak. | Gros Ventre Wilderness, Wy.

Last weeks early mornin summer ski adventure up in Garnet Canyon.  Go over to YouTube.com/500winterdays to see the video

Last weeks early mornin summer ski adventure up in Garnet Canyon. Go over to YouTube.com/500winterdays to see the video

The fog obscuring all but the peaks of the mountain.

The fog obscuring all but the peaks of the mountain.

My eyes

My eyes

Into the unknown

Into the unknown

Mama and newborn.

Mama and newborn.

But of all the water’s secrets, he saw today only a single one-one that struck his soul. He saw that this water flowed and flowed, it was constantly flowing, and yet it was always there; it was always eternally the same and yet new at every moment! Oh, to be able to grasp this, to understand this!

But of all the water’s secrets, he saw today only a single one-one that struck his soul. He saw that this water flowed and flowed, it was constantly flowing, and yet it was always there; it was always eternally the same and yet new at every moment! Oh, to be able to grasp this, to understand this!

Wu Tang Clan Forever

Wu Tang Clan Forever

Sweet day riding the brown pow!

Sweet day riding the brown pow!

Good times in park cirty.

Good times in park cirty.

The singletrack was fucking fun as hell!!!

The singletrack was fucking fun as hell!!!

Driving to The Great Salt Lake from Jackson hole and the weather has been wild all day.  A funnel set down from us about a mile away and another set of clouds was starting to form a tornado.  Then a car passes us flashing its lights.  We joke that we are about to fly with the cows.  And then all of sudden there is a river in the street, about two feet deep.  I was going 45 mph and I instantly fish tail whilst hydroplaning. I get past the first flash flood only to cross another 4. A truck passes me in a flood and sprays water over my wind shield.  I swerve blindly to miss some debris in the road.  Its all good.  Ive got plenty of experience doing donuts in front lawns.  It is always an adventure!

Driving to The Great Salt Lake from Jackson hole and the weather has been wild all day. A funnel set down from us about a mile away and another set of clouds was starting to form a tornado. Then a car passes us flashing its lights. We joke that we are about to fly with the cows. And then all of sudden there is a river in the street, about two feet deep. I was going 45 mph and I instantly fish tail whilst hydroplaning. I get past the first flash flood only to cross another 4. A truck passes me in a flood and sprays water over my wind shield. I swerve blindly to miss some debris in the road. Its all good. Ive got plenty of experience doing donuts in front lawns. It is always an adventure!

Haley’s caught a big cauliflower!

Haley’s caught a big cauliflower!

#powderplantation got its first seeds in ze mail. #cancerprevention #squirrelyfarmery #quarteracrefarm

#powderplantation got its first seeds in ze mail. #cancerprevention #squirrelyfarmery #quarteracrefarm