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Post  llama momma on 8/1/2014, 11:31 am

Yes,  this happens if the youngster lives with mom beyond the usual weaning time. It doesn' t seem to cause any harm it just looks silly.  Eventually mom will spit him off, like hey you,  grow up already.

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Post  greatgranny on 8/1/2014, 1:12 pm

@llama momma wrote:Yes,  this happens if the youngster lives with mom beyond the usual weaning time. It doesn' t seem to cause any harm it just looks silly.  Eventually mom will spit him off, like hey you,  grow up already.
Chuckled when I read this.  People need to do this too.  (well not spitting but the grow up already part)

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Post  llama momma on 8/1/2014, 4:57 pm

Razz Your response was funny - the spitting part.  Wink 
I have a male llama that pushed the nursing issue till he was that size too, maybe even bigger.  He is now a 4 yr old gelded adult and I'll tell you this. If he is in a little mood and doesn't want to be handled he goes right over to his Mom.  And sometimes Mom will come right over to us when we are handling him, as if it's her got to job to overlook the situation. On the other hand I've seen her act like she's telling him off in a way and chase him right out of the barn.

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Post  llama momma on 8/4/2014, 9:27 pm

@llama momma wrote:Update from this----



Two weeks later to this.   It's very hot this afternoon so I'll let it cool off overnight and take it off the vine tomorrow morning and weigh it----- I'll bet its over a pound and  1/2.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/4/2014, 9:46 pm

It looks scrumptious!

Today, I harvested two cracked, nearly-ripe tomatoes and will just have to wait and see how much can be salvaged.

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Post  landarch on 8/5/2014, 2:34 am

heirloom tomatoes are going for around $3 - $3.50 a pound at the local farmers markets here in KC...gotta love those $5 tomatoes.

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Post  llama momma on 8/5/2014, 4:42 pm

So Landarch--- using your pricing---this--could --be -a-  $7.00 tomato ??   Laughing 



The really weird thing is 99% of all the other tomato plants still have green immature fruit.


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Post  greatgranny on 8/5/2014, 5:14 pm

OMG that is not only huge but it is beautiful.  That would feed me for a week.  Secret?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/5/2014, 5:21 pm

That's AMAZING, LM!  clap  Well done! 
It's especially good to see it since I'm not having a good tomato year...yet.  So I'll just enjoy everyone elses.  Very Happy 

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Post  llama momma on 8/5/2014, 9:57 pm

Thanks greatgranny and Capecoddess
No there isn't any secret, greatgranny.   Just mels mix with homemade compost.  At planting time I put my home grown worm castings in the bottom of the hole and rock dust.  A few weeks ago I top dressed with more compost and worm castings.  The variety Hillbilly, holds the worlds record for size, 9 pounds or something I forget at the moment.  I guess the genetics for size are in there.  For the most part the weather has been doing a number on the plants and I don't think things look anywhere as vigorous as last year.  This tomato is an anomaly compared to what I'm seeing on all the other plants.   I keep pulling off I think blighty-looking leaves on most of the plants too.  Things look stunted compared to last year.

CC I'm sorry your tomato season is not up to par.  I'm going to keep my fingers crossed but I haven't got a lot of faith this year.   Humid 85 to 90 degrees with so many nights in the 50's is not nice.  Wanna talk peppers??  Biggest fruit is 2 inches.

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Post  landarch on 8/6/2014, 1:57 am

that looks like a really nice tomato...I picked a few that large early-on but they were not smooth on the bottom (maybe too much rain). 

Marry that bad boy with a pound of bacon, lettuce, and Miracle Whip and have a BLT party.

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