Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for the local farmer's market.  I would like to say we are reaping a huge harvest from our garden this year, but with all of the rain it is more like a soggy jungle.  That is not to say it is a total bust, we still have Swiss chard, butternut squash, pumpkins, cherry tomatoes, and potatoes.  However, I do have somewhere to turn for local, fresh produce.  Can you imagine if you had to rely only on what you grew?  


"The glory of gardening:  hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.  To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul."  

Alfred Austin 


Linking up with Teresa today, because I am here to tell ya there is a fence out there.......






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  1. i spied the fence. :) love those moody, broody clouds! glad you can buy fresh what you haven't been able to grow.

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    1. Tex, I am glad too! Going to the Amish market in the morning!

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  2. Bust this year because of weather. That, and now it is so hot I can only go out in the morning. It is still in the 90's after nine pm.

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    1. Donna, we have much the same routine here. I dislike going out during the day! Sad to say, but it is true. Just too hot. We continue to get strong storms, heavy rain, and hot temperatures.

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  3. Good morning, pretty scene! We are only growing tomatoes and it seems bugs or something got to them already. So it seems it would be hard to rely on only what you can grow. The farmers markets are a great choice! Have a happy day!

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  4. Farmer's markets are a great place to shop in. Better products and you support the local economy.

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  5. I so enjoy going to a great farmer's market! Beautiful rural scene! Happy Thursday :)

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  6. I think most of us would starve if we relied on our own gardens!

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    1. EG, I think you are right! I enjoy experimenting with my garden, but it wouldn't feed us throughout the year!!!!!

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  7. I also had too much rain....the plants grew, but no veggies...

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    1. Meggie, much the same problem here. Plants are growing, but no produce. *sigh*

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  8. Love that fence, gorgeous sky. Glad to hear you had a good growing season so far this summer.

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  9. Good Morning such pretty scenes.

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  10. I've got a small garden but it could never get me to spring. The garden keeps me company in July and August, feeds me into the fall and rejuvenates me come May.

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    1. Birdman, my garden does more for my mindset than it ever does for my pantry.

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  11. My tomatoes are terrible this year - it has been too we and not hot enough until recently. Although the cherry ones are doing well.

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    1. RedPat, I confess that I am missing the sweetness of my full sized tomatoes, but the cherry ones are pretty good. I will get the rest from the Amish market!

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  12. I see the fence in your photo! The clouds are swelling and brewing for sure!
    You have done so well growing all that produce!

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    1. Christine, we are lucky for what we have to harvest! I will get the rest from the Amish market!!

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  13. Wow the clouds in your fence shot are amazing! - I'd starve because I don't plant a garden other then flowers.

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  14. Thankful for Plan B! haha...
    love the dark clouds in your photo....

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    1. Hey Betsy, I am thankful for Plan B too!! lol

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  15. Beautiful scene. I cant imagine what it would be like if we only had what we grew....we have a big garden and enjoy it, but to have to live on it year round.....whew!

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    1. Linda, all of that harvesting/canning would be a lot of work!

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  16. Would love to try some of your home-grown butternut squash... one of my favorite veggies!!

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    1. I am the only one in my family who likes butternut squash! I will bake on on Sunday afternoon and take a portion for lunch, each day of the week. My treat!

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  17. It is either too wet or too dry everywhere this year. Sounds like you did not do too bad in your garden. Hug B

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    1. B, I am grateful for what we have yielded, but I do miss fresh tomatoes. They are my favorite summertime treat.

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  18. Beautiful picture, love those clouds.Blessings Francine.

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  19. scenic clouds in a lovely pic!

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  20. You are lucky to have a Farmer's market near you.. we have one about 8 miles away, but they close early and we're not morning people. We made it to Boise this evening and head for home tomorrow. Can't wait! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. As I often say of many of your pictures of this kind: almost a painting!

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  22. I wish it would rain here!!! Care to share?

    Oh yes, relying on livestock, crops, etc. back in the 'olden days' musta been very stressful.

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  23. Hi Michelle, I cannot imagine if I had to rely only on what I grew. I guess I would starve! :-) And you are so right to be thankful for the farmer's markets. They may be even more important here in the big city where it is so difficult to grow any of my own produce. Hope you have a fine weekend!

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  24. I think that most of us have forgotten what it's like to rely solely on what we grow or hunt....

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  25. Out here in D.R.Y. West Texas, we'd LOVE to see a sky like that...

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  26. If we had to rely on my garden alone, we'd be much thinner in this house!!! Lovely photo. Stay dry!

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  27. I love that sky!!!! We grew what we ate when I grew up, and even though a lot of years mom worried, we always had more than enough for us. Had stuff to sell all the years I remember.

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  28. pretty skies and i seen the fence right away.

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