1/2-inch mesh wire fencing has foiled the BigM tomato-stealing squirrels -so far.
The first picking of the Big Mamas made the first batch of pizza sauce! Only 4 pints + 1 meal fresh, but yum, yum! I had forgotten how good it tastes when it's from home-made sauce. Another dozen pints for pizza, and then I can make creole sauce...
DH is still on the losing side of the tomato-grabbing contest (squirrels are winning hands-, er, paws-down). They've been ignoring his yellow tomatoes, so he finally has been able to get a good picking. Trouble is, I don't like the yellows for sauce or even for juice; the taste is too mild and it looks funny-peculiar. I'll freeze some in chunks to toss into lentil soup, but I haven't been able to think of anything else to do with them. I sure hope the neighbors don't get tired of yellow tomatos for another couple months.