Well, contrary to what you may think, we didn’t work 24-7, 365, but, of course, we did work, especially seasonal occupations. As I write this blog, it is now late November; pecan-pickin’ season, which reminds me that my husband bought some pecans the other day, $5 for a 12-ounce bag … ouch! I told him not to ever pay that much for something that I got paid a few pennies a pound to harvest. Since it’s the week before Thanksgiving, I’m wondering where those nice, sleek babies were grown.
I say that because one year, my husband bought some pecans just before Thanksgiving, and I informed him that, “If these are from a fresh crop, they weren’t grown in the US of A.” Now, I may have put my foot in my mouth, because I don’t know everything, but why did I say that – because, based on the fact that since our family harvested these little nuts, I know when they were ripe for picking “up.” And they usually are not ready before Thanksgiving.
A Secretly Decorated Forest Evergreen Becomes a Farm Family Tradition
A group of farm families instill a country tradition each year by secretly decorating an evergreen tree in the forest for their children to discover.
Learn how to choose a ripe watermelon by the look and feel or by the old thumping technique my father used for a sweet ready to eat melon.
A Beautifully Simple Christmas Bucket List
Each year so many folks long for an “old-fashioned holiday” when times were slower and we all experienced the real meaning of Christmas and each year we rush around until it is no fun. We can have that slower paced holiday of long ago if we put it on our bucket list.