Thursday, June 23, 2011




Sometimes in life, you’re lucky enough to make a friend who keeps a garden.



Sometimes, if you’re very lucky, that friend will generously share the fruits of her labors in the garden.  Even when those labors have taken place in a year of record-breaking heat and drought.



Sometimes,  if you’re very very lucky, that friend will also keep chickens and share some of their fresh eggs.

Thanks, Yvette!  I am one lucky Foodie.


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4 Responses to “Gratitude”

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    Yvette — June 23, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Pam: You are so welcome. I must confess that Dave is the one who toils far more than I do. He does the digging and planting and building of the raised beds and irrigation system. I water and gather the eggs and things–all the fun stuff. But we're a good team. I feel happy and "lucky" to know that you appreciate our little garden. I also feel lucky to have fig jam to look forward to in the morning! –Yvette

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    Pam — June 23, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    When I was a kid, my father kept a huge vegetable garden. I wasn't smart enough to be appreciative of this at the time–I really had no idea how much labor goes into producing food–but now, as an adult, I'd love to have all those veggies right outside my back door. Sadly, our yard is just too shady for growing much of anything. So I'm deeply grateful when a friend is willing to share what they've worked to produce.

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    Eschelle — June 24, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    wow i want fresh eggs!!

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    Pam — June 24, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    The thing that always amazes me about fresh eggs is how bright and orange the yolks are–nothing like the pale yellow color you find in store-bought eggs. I think that's the sign of chickens that are well fed and cared for.

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