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September 12, 2012 Last Chance at Current Prices!! Diamond Haturals Lamb or Beef 40# $31.99 while supplies iasti i2-902-W-ashington Street I .760-766-121Z i Mon-Fn 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 6:00 [ OPEN SUNDAYS ! O to 4 Toe-may-toes Or Toe-ma-toes Tomato season is upon us and several new varieties inhabit the annual tomato jungle. Normally what new variety was put where flies out of mind with the speed of summer lightning, but this year everything is sneakily Written Down and put on a map of the garden which is on the refrigerator. You KNEW learning to read in first grade would have a purpose at some point. If only we had been a little more precise than "Hot peppers and herbs" in the middle far section. Never no mind, the artichokes hide everything there anyway. Back to tomatoes. This year along about April Sunset magazine helpfully came out with suggestions and pictures of particularly toothsome Heritage varieties. Perhaps in league with the magazine, local nurseries actually stocked the plants (unlike wine suggestions which may be found at the local Hillcrest super fancy quaff parlor but are decidedly not at Stater Brothers) so all went swimmingly. Purchased and planted, the bushes grew and grew and had green tomatoes and several months after the first tomatoes appeared (years, it seems) are producing. And we now are able to report the results of our Scientific Tomato Tasting Poll which has a statistical accuracy of +/- approximately 45%. Overall we&apos;d say the tomatoes, or maybe SUnset, are batting .625. The "Sweet 100" ("A sweet cherry type--nature's candy. Pop the ripe sun-warmed fruits into your mouth fresh off the vine...")is exactly as advertised. It's bearing heavily and the tomatoes are delish. The only problem is that there are too many of them. The Brandyboy (which the nursery said is the same as the Brandywine) is "a big meaty heirloom beefsteak with rich, intense tomato flavor." Yest Yumt The "Sun Gold" (...tomatoes, which ripen in long clusters, have a sweet fruity flavor..") are smaller than the Sweet 100 and there aren't very many of them on a smaller than anticipated plant. That may be our fault for planting it under the honeysuckles bush...but they taste good. The Green Zebra ("A striking tasty, heirloom...") has three problems. The first is that it's hard to tell when they are ripe since they are mostly green with faint orange stripes. The second is that they are hard to find when ripe because they are professionally camouflaged. The third is that they have no taste. The Celebrity ("An all-purpose slicer, ideal for sandwiches and salads...") is bearing heavily. Unfortunately. Pinkish in color and pinkish in taste, these tomatoes lack looks, texture and flavor. Probably good in sandwiches and salads which have lots of mayonnaise, dressing, and sauces to hide the tomatoes total lack of winning qualities. And finally, one from another magazine without a blurb, the Japanese Black. These dark sort of plum shaped tomatoes are great. Trust those Japanese. Now all we have to do is remember which ones we liked when tomato planting season comes around next spring...Tomato PRO FLAM E Serving The Community We Live/n For Over 60 Years L00.GG MY uild , 3rd Thursday if the Month I September 20 2:30-4:3 I Julian Library ! My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Getting Ready For The Holidays Yes; I'm getting ready for the holidays. I've been gathering pine cones and I've been making ornaments to sell in my shop. Once I've finished my current projects, I'll begin making Christmas stockings to sell. Years ago when I sold my crafts at the local town hall craft shows, I made fabric liners trimmed with eyelet lace for rattan paper plate holders. They are great looking to put cookies or other home made treats on. They look very festive on a buffet table and they can be wonderful last minute gift items. Even if you don't bake holiday treats, you can toss some Christmas candies on, to make inexpensive hand made gifts. I'm making those again to sell in my shop. I like my gift shop to be unique and the best way I know to make it unique is to sell things that no other shop has. Things that I make or modify qualify easily. I've painted some of the rattan plate holders bright red, I've also framed pictures and other things to sell that won't be found anywhere else. I'm having a lot of fun too. I know that once I begi n making and crafting things, my imagination kicks in and I come up with more ideas. Since many tourists come to Julian just once each year, and many come in October, I plan to have many thingsl've made in my shop, ready for those once a year visitors. Before I ever owned my own gift shop, I made craft items, baked lots of cookies The Julian News 5 WE Groceries. Fresh Produce Sundries Beer. Wine Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Bee[ Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications 0PEN DAILY 6a.m. To 8p.m. and made fudge and peanut brittle each year to give as gifts during += the holidays. It always helped me to get into a holiday mood. W!.+ [iJ IWm [[] Blll,,o..,,Pay=,,,,.. I like to do my Christmas shopping throughout the year. I've never I .... ............. had more money in December than I could pull together any other I month of the year, so I look for just the right gift for each person on my list year round and am usually satisfied that l'm giving the gift l want to POPE TREE SERICE 1 give to each of my friends and family. This way I don't have to do any last minute gift shopping and my holidays are spent with friends and I relax instead of stressing during the holidays. All Your Tree Service N.eeds II The earliest I ever shopped for a Christmas gift was on the day Commercial  Ressdentsal after Christmas. My sister had spent Christmas Eve night with us, Oak and Pine our Specialty sleeping on the couch on flannel sheets that I tucked in. She loved them so much that I bought her a set on the day after Christmas and held on to them the entire year. She loved getting them and I had the satisfaction of knowing I gave a gift that my sister would be really happy to get. Years and years ago, when I took my children on vacations, I looked for possible Christmas gifts. I decided that buying things in far away places could mean that I got unique gifts. I'm glad I thought of that. I always was able to find things that couldn't be found in the San Diego area and I felt very good about getting special gifts for my friends and family. Throughout the year, I'm on the lookout for gift items whether I travel or not. I never know ahead of time whether I'll find something just perfect when I'm away from home. When I do find something that's just right, I get really excited. Nearly 35 years ago my niece was getting married and I didn't have much money for gift buying. I decided that instead of buying her a gift, I would do something much more personal. I made a boxful of Christmas ornaments for her and her new husband. I sew and I make other kinds of crafts, so I used materials that I already had and added just a few things to complete the variety that I Wanted for the entire gift. I remember one ornament in particular. I used yarn to embroider a star on a piece of brightly colored corduroy. My niece loved the idea of opening the box of hand made ornaments along with her other wedding gifts, and then opening it again when they were ready to decorate their first Christmas tree. Recently she told me that she still hangs and cherishes those ornaments I made for her and her husband so many years ago. When my mom was alive; I truly loved the holiday season. Beginning with Halloween, when mom loved to see the little children dressed up in their costumes, through Thanksgiving, when we either joined our larger family at my aunt and uncles for a feast, or decorated our own dinning room table with candles, autumn leaves and a cornucopia of gourds. Then on to Christmas. I loved helping decorate my mom's house. I think she decorated the whole house except for the kitchen and the laundry room. We took down year round decorations that hung on Mom's walls because she had Christmas decorations to replace many every day decorations. She put up a large tree in her living room and a smaller tabletop tree in the family room. The first time I remember making Christmas decorations was before I was a teenager. Morn had strings of glass beads. One year quite a few of the beads were broken, so I unstrung them to remove the broken beads, and then got some colored straws from the kitchen. I cut the straws into one inch lengths and strung them with the shiny beads. Morn let me hang them on the tree each year, and I still have them. Christmas isn't as fun for me as it was when Mom was alive. She was always so full of the excitement that I wish we could all fill ourselves with. I guess one reason I begin getting ready for Christmas so early is that each year I hope to get the excitement back that I enjoyed when my mom was alive. My mom died in early 1987 and I really miss her. These are my thoughts. Volleyball Off To Fast Start he Julian Eagles Girls Volleyball team placed third in the Joshua Springs Tournament. Highlights of the tournament: Placed last in our poo1(1-5) and had to play the defending Champions of the tournament from last year. (Joshua Springs 6-0). We beat them and lost to Hamilton in semi-finals. Went on to beat AAE for Third palce. The girls played with heart, soul, resilence and adaptability considering their star setter (Hannah Elliott was ACT testing) and back row specialist Amy Rust was not able to participate in the tournament due to a job commitment. The Volleyball team as of today are 3-0 pre season and play their first league match versus Warner Springs (away) on Sept. 14. We invite all of you to come and cheer us on to victory at our first home game versus Calexico Mission on September 19 at 4:00 p.m. CA. State License #704192 Fully Insured for Your Protection Workers Comp. instructor 619 540 7212 hotmail.com IS Monday & Friday HERE! + Mm.t00i. Tribal G;00s; PreseHts ll septe00mr z3 + NovemDer z*, _oz_ w,,t : 5:3o - 6:3opm  ea/lee a er 1 Do.co for Hedt00 \\;' Da.ce for Jo < "saviHg planet one at a time" I1[ Come First Night between 5:00 - 5:30 for registration J Class fee for 8 weeks is $40.00 - Duefirst night of class; Sept. 1  Beginners Welcome! 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