Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thinking of the Farm

Okay, there were going to be no more vegetable pictures from the teeny tiny garden. Not this year anyway. But then I went to the garden to pull a handful of grass for Bun Bun, (what better place to find grass than in the garden), and there it was...this pretty bright orange bell pepper. How could I not take a take a picture for my blog? I need to stop admiring this pepper and eat it!



I remember back one summer between the years of 1957 and 1960, we had moved from town to the country...I've posted before about "Daddy's farm". Anyway we had a garden near the house. Later on the garden was moved to a field down the road. Mama and daddy were going to the beach for a week and daddy told mama that she needed to fertilize the garden before they left. Mama got the bag of fertilizer from the garage and lugged it to the garden and put it around the plants. Some time later during a conversation daddy asked mama where she had put that opened bag of fertilizer. Mama said, there was none left in the bag. What! None left! You put that whole bag on the garden! Oh Hell, you might as well forget about having a garden! Everything will be burnt up by the time we get home! Well when they got home from the beach, mama was very thankful. The garden was not burnt up. The garden plants were huge, lush and green, and hanging full of vegetables that needed to be picked.

Moving to the country could have been the best of times, but not so. It  was 1957 and the best years of our lives were coming to an end...too many changes, too many bad times.

Wish I had pictures of our farm, the house, the pastures, the ponds, the fields...but I don't. This is all I could find...

Yep, that's me with Randall, my youngest brother in front of our house...



and here's Mama, Jackie, and Randall on the front steps. If mama could see this old picture she would say something like, "oh good Lord, don't put that old picture of me in those sunglasses on the computer"!



and not long thereafter I joined the Air Force and left home for San Antonio, Texas. That's where I met my future husband, Lynn and Andee's Dad...



Well I've strayed far from my post about the orange bell pepper. Sorry about that. 

Thank you for visiting.

Love,
Henny Penny

24 comments:

  1. Hey that is a beautiful pepper it would make a wonderful stir fry.

    Love you!

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    1. Oops! Wish I had thought of that. I already ate it. :)

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  2. What wonderful pictures. I grew nostalgic myself.
    And that pepper would cost, what? at least $2.99 a pound in the grocery store and I'll bet it wouldn't be half as sweet as yours.

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    1. Well the pepper was good. I ate the whole thing. Not being selfish, my husband doesn't care for peppers. :)

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  3. You were a forces girl too!
    That pepper looks beautiful...and tasty.
    Jane x

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    1. It was very tasty. Were you in the military?

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  4. Beautiful pepper, so shiny. I bet it tastes great, too. I enjoy your old photos and stories. I hope to hear more about your times in the Air Force.

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    1. I love everything about the military and might have stayed in had I not met and married my husband.

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  5. I too was in the military many moons ago. Beautiful looking pepper.

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  6. A perfectly gorgeous pepper. Love the vibrant colors of green and orange together like that.

    Can't blame you for posting it at all!

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    1. My daughter Andee is always saying how good the orange bell peppers taste. She's right. I like the orange better than the green or red.

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  7. I had to go back and see how you got side tracked in your post. It all stuck together because it was on gardening. I'm the worst one for going of on a tangent.

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    1. I am probably worse than you at going on a tangent! Any little thought gets me off on something totally different. :)

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  8. Wish I'd had a bell pepper like that. What did you fertilize with?

    My hubby and I met at Keesler. Thank you both for your service. ♥

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    1. Back then when we were a military family my husband was at Keesler a lot. This year I did put a little 10-10-10 on the garden because the plants looked like they needed something. Thank you.

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  9. Your orange pepper is a real beaut! Thanks for the picture of it! Love seeing your old pictures and hearing your stories. I almost joined the Air Force too, even looked into it....but ended up becoming a radio announcer. Loved seeing your picture in uniform though! Keep up the great blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! It takes a special person to be a radio announcer. You must have a pleasant speaking voice.

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  10. I'm laughing as I try to remember how we got from the pepper to the Air force. Oh yes, the farm, and the memories and the photos! The Air Force, huh. I'm impressed.

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    1. Oh, I am good at rambling from one thing to another.

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  11. A service gal! Thank you for serving our country! I love the photo of your Mom with the sunglasses:)

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    1. Thank you. Those sunglasses were something else! There were some ugly styles back then!

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  12. A very good trail, indeed! Thank you for your service. I'm a military brat..loved all of the time we toured. I thought it was super.

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  13. Thank you. I married a Training Instructor I met on base. He was in the military 16 years and served in Vietnam twice. I love and appreciate our military.

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