Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fruits and Stuff



Hello, Dear Ones!
I was excited a few weeks ago to find this 'pick it yourself' orchard off the island.
Fruits 'n Such...

Off the highway and down a little country dirt road.
Acres of sweet picking ~ blackberries, squash, eggplants, tomatoes, figs, peaches.
It was too late for the peaches and some of the other fruits and veggies were already gone.
But the blackberries were plentiful and H.U.G.E. and delicious.
The tomatoes, oh my Lord, to die for. 
They open up for business around Mother's Day and this is the last weekend you can go and pick.
Just wanted to show you around a bit.

I'm not too versed on my peppers.
Are these ornamental ones? There sure were purdy!!

A little lake.
Wonder if fishys are in there?

There goes Mr. Precious to the herb garden.
They were giving away the herbs for free but like a silly ~ I didn't get any.



Pretty, tranquil and I didn't pick any herbs! : (

Isn't this little bench the cutest?

Gorgeousness!

And look!!! Guineas!

Then God smiled down and just knew I needed to see a little bunny.
Thank you, Lord! :)


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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Heartland

When you hear twin fiddles and a steel guitar,
You're listening to the sound of the American heart.
And Opry music on a Saturday night
Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

Sing a song about the heartland,

The only place I feel at home.
Sing about the way a good man
Works until the daylight's gone.
Sing the rain on the roof on a summer night
Where they still know wrong from right.
Sing a song about the heartland.
Sing a song about my life.

There’s a place where mornings are an endless blue

And you feel mother nature walk along with you,
Where simple people living side by side
Still wave to their neighbor when they’re drivin’ by.

Sing a song about the heartland,

The only place I feel at home.
Sing about the way a good man
Works until the daylight's gone.
Sing the rain on the roof on a summer night
Where they still know wrong from right.
Sing a song about the heartland.
Sing a song about my life. 
~ sung by George Strait

34 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful Shelia! We have a lot of fruit stands here with melons and berries. Love to happen on them when we travel.
    Sherry

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  2. Maybe you should have ate a pepper and took some herbs. I am growimg herbs on the deck and love the scent as much as cooking with them as rarely as I do.

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  3. aww love the bunny and those guineas..
    I bet those fresh herbs would have been delish- maybe you'll get some next visit.

    How I would love a good ole mater sammich for supper lol..

    my neighbors grow those peppers and eat them- sorry I dont know the name though.

    hugs to you
    Sonny

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  4. What a nice place to go pick fresh produce.

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  5. What a pretty place to go and pick fresh fruit and veggies! It looks like a park!

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  6. Oh...wow...that's a nice place to go pickin'. I would have loved picking the herbs - I use herbs in alot of my cooking. I grow Rosemary, Chives, Thyme and Basil...but there are so many others I'd love to grow, too! But, not enough room in the veggie/herb garden!

    Jan ♥

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  7. Oh My!! Guinea hens were the bane of my existence as a child -- they chased me all over the farm yard. I hated them -- maybe that is why I'm such an indoor person now! We're still hot; are you? At least, as they say, we don't have the humidity; but we are having such horrible wild fires because of that. Take care, Sally

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  8. What a fun little orchard! Glad the berries were still in season, hope you remember to visit them next year for other goodies:@)

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  9. What a great place to go! No need to plant a garden or fruit trees if you can get it all in one place. Plus, I loved that herb garden.

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  10. What a beautiful place. Looks like something out of a movie. I do believe those peppers are ornamental and extremely hot!!! xo

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  11. How wonderful to be in that garden, looks very relaxing, Shelia. Thanks for taking us along...Christine

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  12. What a great produce place and fun way to spend an afternoon!

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  13. It seems that those places off the beaten path are often the best places to buy produce. It looks like a pretty place to visit and then return home with some good eatins. Blackberries grow wild all around our area so my Dad picked enough for a delicious pie and a bag for the freezer. The little lake looks like a picture and I bet it does have fish in it. I'm glad God let you see the cute bunny rabbit but He is letting us see too many although they are the sweetest looking things. They nibble on our hostas and other plants but we just let them enjoy their meals. Have a nice evening! --------Shannon

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  14. Shelia: What a perfectly beautiful place to spend some time and get to take goodies home too. Just lovely and I'd like to have one of those delicious tomatoes. Our are not too good yet..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  15. Hi darling, beautiful post.... what a tranquil place to visit.. hugs ~lynne ~

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  16. Our tomatoes are almost ready! My mouth is watering already. This looks like such a pretty garden spot!

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  17. Oh what a lovely garden Shelia. And look at all those guineas! I've never seen so many if ever even one before. Pamela

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  18. What a fun garden dearest Shelia, I love to visit this places..we have some around here for fruit and veggies too. I specially love the starwberry gardens. Wonderful. Love,
    FABBY

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  19. This looks like a lovely place for picking veggies and fruits! Thanks fior sharing!

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  20. Hi Shelia...can't get over that gorgeous sunflower. What a great place...your pictures are wonderful. I'm a George Strait fan from way back. Love that song. :o)

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  21. Hi, Shelia!
    Thanks for stopping by to see me today. I really enjoyed this post of this cute, little place. (Your pictures are amazing)
    The scenery there is beautiful. Love the pic of the lake. I sure would have gotten some of those free herbs. Glad you got to see a bunny :)
    D

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  22. Oh those garden pics are so pretty. I noted the Guineas. Our neighbor had those when I was growing up...we called the Guinea hens. I do know if I have seen any since, maybe in an aviary. Thanks!

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  23. Beautiful gardens and I love the arbor. Nothing like fresh vegetables to enjoy or herbs for cooking your favorites meals.

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  24. Wow, they have everything there in one place! How wonderful. You and BJ just posted about fruit today!!!! I got home yesterday and MISSED everyone in blogland. XO, Pinky

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  25. That is a pretty amazing place! I love the herb garden and that bench is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing you adventures with us! Hugs, Linda

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  26. Still pickin' strawberries up here; waiting for the raspberries to come in! Tomatoes (good ones) not until August. Enjoy your berries!
    Nancy

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  27. What a gorgeous place Shelia! And no herbs? lol You were probably just overcome with its gorgeousness.... :)

    Lou Cinda

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  28. Shelia! What lovely farm photos - but - really: You didn't get any herbs - FREE??? Actually, I'd have spent all my time in the herb garden - such a sweet spot for listening to the Lord speak through beauty - and perhaps writing some poetry to mark the occasion.

    Also - love your scrap room refit - I need a bit of that myself - and your kitchen corners are fab. Think I'll display a cup a pot on my milk glass cake plate sometime - inspired!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  29. Hidey Doo....
    I've been to a lot of "pick it yourself" but never to one this gorgeous. So pretty.
    Tell Mr. Precious he sure does have some sexy legs there....:))

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  30. That was such a great find. Now that you know about it you can go much earlier next year.

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  31. I agree! What a great find! I love to find places like that to visit!! Not very versed on my pepper knowledge either... :) But you are right...they shore are pretty. :):)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  32. OH what a neat place Sheila, such beautiful pics too!
    I always get excited finding cool places like that.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  33. Hi Shelia, i have been swamped with company ever since we arrived home. I know my life is crazy busy but it suits me. I only am unhappy about not having time for my dear friends. That would be you. So now I have a whole week with nothing going on, so here I am.

    First I read your post about your craft room. I am sooooo impressed with all the hard work you did to make it look beautiful and very efficient. You did a great job. Kudos to you!!! Remember, I saw the before...HA!

    What a wonderful place to go picking and so much more. It is a beautiful place and your photos you shared are making me want to go there. Our peaches are still awesome here. Farther north I guess. Fresh veggies and herbs too. Why didn't you take some free herbs silly. They are so expensive in the store. Smile. I enjoyed this post so much.

    Thank you for your faithful visits while I was so crazy busy. I'm glad you liked my posts about our visit. We so enjoyed meeting you and your hubs Shelia. I do wish we could have had more time together. Such is life so often.

    Happy 4th of July to you both. We have no plans for the 4th and honestly it feels good to just have a quiet day to ourselves.

    Love, Jeanne

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  34. Sheila those photos were so wonderful. I felt like I was walking the gardens right along with you. The bunny was a cutie. I came across your blog and now a follower. =)

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)