I just read through your entire journal! You've given me much to aspire to, neighbor! So far what little we've grown has been eaten, but learning to can (jar?) Has been on my mind. My Roma's and Marzano plants are doing well enough that I think I can at least put some sauce away.
I showed my husband the pictures of the tomatoes on the counter, and he remarked that your wine glass rack under the cabinet is a sure sign that we would be fast friends, lol. He didn't see any crochet hooks, otherwise he would consider it destiny that I should find someone so close on a gardening forum, ha ha ha.
I think I might start a garden journal around here - I've got lots of progress photos, but I feel like a poser since I didn't grow a thing from seed. I guess I better order seeds so I'm ready for next year