Getting a little laugh-out-loud hoot from my wife’s latest social-contribution.
Her Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW veterans service group has put out a call to make up a seasonal vegetable&fruit basket to raffle ticket off at their annual meeting tomorrow. They’ve found these generate more money than housewares and fro-froo (pretty, frilly, fragrant things) raffle basket collections.
Wife said they all looked at each other, and had to one by one admit not putting in home gardens anymore. Age. Busyness’s. Successive crop failures.
Ha! This basket “group” contribution will be coming 90% out of our own garden. With me (the 71-72 era draft dodger) as the primary garden weeder/picker.
Wife did have to roadside garden stand buy out some corn ears. Ours will not be ready for weeks yet if the Sept frosts hold off. Odd. They had no carrots either.
The wild edibles will be our birds planted cooking apples, now ripening black berries, remaining raspberries and blueberries.
So see all of you D.I.Y’ers?
Something, anything, Done is better than, the Done-Nothing, in real works, lazy excuse-makers. The just leave-it-to-the-professionals worshipers.
You can’t eat, or warm, or power with excuses.
smiling, fresh berries eating