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August 15, 2011

Neighbors Sharing The Bounty

This is two baskets of fresh picked veggies. A lady we met at the local grocery store mentioned rutabagas to us one day and she was telling us that the locals were not familiar with rutabagas. We told her we used to eat them often until we moved here. So she offered to share some of her garden veggies with us. The wonderful food in this picture is the third time she has brought fresh veggies to us.

This week's care package includes three fresh tomatoes, green and red peppers, a large cabbage, six ears corn, two carrots, four rutabagas, and about ten turnips.

Each time she gives us baskets of veggies, I wash the baskets and write a thank you note, clip the note to the basket and return the baskets to our veggie benefactor. It was a couple weeks till we knew her name. Let me hear a big cheer for Sherry.

26 comments:

Ms. A said...

Way to go, Sherry!

♥ Braja said...

Yay Sherry!! I love this :)

Cinner said...

Yay Sherry, there is nothing like fresh vegetables. The town you live in sounds like it is full of kind people. enjoy those vegetables. have a great week.

Brian Miller said...

woohoo sherry! i have a new client, whose mom has been giving me tomatoes by the bucket...there neighbor who has a huge garden gives them lots of vegies but none of them can eat the tomatoes so she passes it on....cool stuff...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh WOW! we are lucky too, people throwing good garden stuff at us this summer :)

Jeni said...

Always nice to have friends with great gardens, isn't it? We set up a table in the narthex at our church where folks with a bit of excess vegetables can bring them and share with others. People can just take what they like for free or they can drop a free will donation into a jar designating there which fund they want the money to go to. Some Sundays the table is filled but yesterday there was nothing there. I had planned to take some of the yellow squash that's doing quite well in my garden this year but was in a bit of a frenzy when I left the house that I walked off and forgot to take the squash. So today, I'm going to take a couple of them and drop them off to a couple folks who I know like yellow squash. I love it but can't eat it every single day either, ya know! LOL Have a great week ahead and hope you keep receiving lots more of those fresh veggies!

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful bounty of veggies. Yay for Sherry. I have to admit I wouldn't know what to do with the rutabagas.

DJan said...

Wow! I think I am in love with Sherry! Could she make a quick stop over to my house? You are so fortunate to have those veggies filled with all kinds of nutrition, not to mention the nutritious affection tucked inside, too. :-)

beth said...

whoot whoot for sherry....

Betty said...

Clapping here! Wow Sherry is very generous! Those veggies look so good!

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW, wow, wow!!! Sherry is a produce angel. Homegrown veggies are as good as it gets and you got A LOT! What a great variety and the colors are beautiful.

High Five to Sherry!!!

xoxox jj

Kristina P. said...

That is better than a food co-op!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

That is amazing and all looks delicious!!! What a great share!!!
xo Gab

Mama Zen said...

Big cheers for Sherry! That is so thoughtful.

lisleman said...

Very nice of Sherry - sharing Sherry.

Stickup Artist said...

I don't know if you subscribe to this, but the "law of attraction" seems to be working very well for you! Way to go Sherry; it's people like you that make life worth living!!

Eternally Distracted said...

It's great to have fabulous neighbours. It's Ramadan at the moment which means that every evening someone is knocking on the door with a plate filled with lovely food. Fab. :)

Shrinky said...

I guess like attracts like, she recognises a kindred spirit! What a fab and generous gift to bring, all grown and given with love.

terri said...

The beauty of planting a vegetable garden is that it is impossible not to plant too much. So there is always plenty to share. Sherry is probably just as thrilled that you're willing to take veggies from her as you are to receive them.

Jilda said...

Big ol cheer for Sherry! and if you were my neighbor, I'd be hauling some food over your way too!

Syd said...

So nice that Sherry is sharing her vegetables. They look delicious. Nothing like fresh ones from the garden.

gayle said...

Oh wow you are so lucky! Sherry sounds like a wonderful lady!

Unknown Mami said...

Sherry rocks!

TALON said...

Yay for Sherry! How lovely that is, TechnoBabe. Sharing the bounty is a beautiful thing :) Love how much fun you're having with the new camera, too. Mine's like an extension of me :)

Hilary said...

Sherry is the Veggie Whisperer. I suspect you'll be inviting her over for stew, this autumn.

Mary said...

Wonderful that Sherry gives you all those wonderful fresh veggies! What a giving person she is.