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Late Evening Snack
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Chas In Me    Posted 09-22-2004 at 20:08:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just had a snack of fresh made applesauce and oatmeal bread toasted dark. MMMM
I sat out on the deck and watched the moon pass behind the trees. It was shining down on the gardens where the onions and squash, now drying in the garage were. It saw the piles of field peas drying next to the field road. It looked at the stooks of corn plants I will be taking to town to try to sell, along with broom corn, sudan grass and sheaves of barley. I cut my barley with a binder and am looking to sell it as decorations.
Its been a lot of hard work for this beat-up old back of mine. The fruits of our labor are wonderful. Fresh corn, tomatoes and cukes for dinner tonight. Fresh applesauce, frozen corn, frozen tomatoes and dry beans and peas yet to be harvested.
Above all, her flowers. Hundreds of them in all colors. Blue with pink ones hiding behind, just peaking out for some sun. White blossoms with orange neighbors. Reds screaming for attention while purple quietly accepts your praise.
This gardening is new to us and we can't get enough. I will work the gardens til I am no longer able. I only hope i am able for a long time.
I guess I could have done this before, but the place and person weren't right. As life changes, we can only hope for impovements in the way we live it.
Good night all. Please be here tommorrow for me. Thanks.
Chas, feeling full and sleepy, up here in Maine.

~Lenore    Posted 09-23-2004 at 07:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Chas. your "late evening snack" was a lovely peaceful "bedtime treat" for me. After a rather stressful day with my little neighbor lady, it was so nice to read your post before turning off my computer.
I really needed something peaceful and special like it to end my day on a good note.
Thanks again.

donna in w.v    Posted 09-23-2004 at 05:28:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Alway nice to know that ther are people like us who enjoy the simpler things in life. I grew up in the city and the kids just don't get it. My oldest says "ma you can buy all that at the store for probably less than you grew it for and you would have to work so hard." He doesn't understand the pleasure in raising it ,canning, and eating it,

Alias    Posted 09-23-2004 at 04:30:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chas, I might just change my opinion of you. Before, I thought you to be a good guy but, now I know you have a bit of the poet in your soul.

Just make sure you're here for us, buddy....gfp

Clod    Posted 09-22-2004 at 21:16:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that feller is always happy aint he? Nite Chas.

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