As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

gather. {at the farm stand}












We arrived at the farm stand in the early evening. As we carefully considered our choices (who can choose among the bounty?), we paused to chat with the farmer and his wife. We talked tractors and new grandbabies and pinched nerves. The farmer is our brother-in-law; the wife is Ron's sister. 

Between snippets of conversation, we gathered Indian corn, Cinderella pumpkins, and Mexican hat pumpkins and put them in the wagon. More chatting, and then some butternut squash. More talk, more gourds. Ron and the farmer discussed sweet potatoes. The farmer walked over to his plants, crouched down and dug up a few, and handed them to Ron. Bekah chose some Baby Boos for her room and some for Kati who was at work.

The shadows lengthened, we gathered our selections, and headed home for an easy supper of leftover sloppy joes. 


Do you gather autumn bounty from local farm stands? What do you choose?



This is day 2 in the series gather.  Click ~here~ to see more.

15 comments:

  1. There is a farmer's stand on the road to Sharptown -- just outside the town. They usually have a large variety of gords and pumpkins and "strange" looking things like "cinderella" and "turban" squash/ pumpkins. They have mini-pumpkins and gords of all sizes and colors.
    The prices are very reasonable.

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  2. Soon our local market will shut down for the winter. I enjoy shopping there from Spring through the end of October...
    How nice that you know the local farmer :)

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  3. We do! Lots of farms around here! We get pumpkins mostly and some mums.


    I love it!

    Deanna

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  4. Lovely photos. I enjoy doing the farms with the grands.

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  5. Oh wow! I would love to have a neat looking, loaded with bounty, place like that to get a wagon full!

    Betty

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  6. Oh I love the look of all those gourds and the corn! Coincidentally, earlier tonight I scrounged around in the cedar chest and found my ears of dried Indian corn and put them out on the cookstove. My favorites are the gourds, corn, and pumpkin-colored mums. All things I like to gather this time of year - especially since our family is celebrating an early Thanksgiving this weekend.

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  7. I love love love Fall and all things that come with it, and your photos are just wonderful. I enjoyed them!

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  8. The images you create, Cheryl - with words and with the camera - are absolutely lovely. I am going to be enjoying this series all month long!

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  9. Such beautiful pictures. I am hoping to make it to our local pick your own farm.

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  10. Oh, that looks like such fun! I would have carted away about as much bounty too. Sadly, I don't know where all the farm stands have gone around here. Wish I knew!

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  11. Lovely photos and what a great way to spend 31 days!

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  12. This is my favorite season. And scenes like these are a huge part of what makes it so!

    Sloppy Joes must have been an amazing way to end the day :)

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  13. Looks like you got some great stuff! We have a local farm that I visited today and came home with lots of wonderful autumn goodies. :-)

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