Burk Bates of Pace standing (above) with the tomato plants he and his wife, Julia, planted. In some areas, the plants have grown to be as tall as him. In others (below), the plants have become so dominant it has prevented the couple from enjoying cooking outdoor. The couple prides the thriving of the tomato plants on the type of fertilizer they use. The plants are nourished with dung from the rabbits raised by the Bates.