Gardening is my quiet time or is it? Story
Gardening is my quiet time. A time to reflect, enjoy nature and have peace. Most of the time.
My one garden was behind the barn, away from the road and anyone disturbing me. My garden was huge one year and took a lot of my time. To enjoy my breaks I had a comfortable lawn chair recliner, an umbrella and an ice chest with cool water for those hot days.
One day after working hard I decided to take a break and lay down on the recliner. Of all times my brother comes over, sees me and says, "We wondered what you did over here all day." My reply, "Watch yourself or there will be no fresh veggies on the table for supper."
Then there was the time the motor boat stopped to ask for help for the stuck cow in the creek.
But one time was scary. I saw a guy coming up from the creek and thought, What now?
"Hi, do you have any beer?"
Beer? Someone gets out of a boat to ask for beer? And he was really drunk.
"No we do not have any beer"
"No Beer? We ran out and we need beer. There's no beer in your house?"
"Sorry Sir, but we don't drink there is absolutely no beer in the house." That was a true statement.
"Well, where is the nearest bar or store that sells beer?"
"This is a dry township so you either need to go back north to Frewsburg, which is 8 miles or go to Warren and that's 10 miles."
"We need beer now, do you neighbors have beer?"
No sir, We are all non drinkers in this area, Sorry" ( I told a fib, My neighbors made wine by the 50 gallon barrels in their shed but the shape this man was in I did not want to give this information out)
So one very unhappy man joined his buddies in the boat and continued south.
I later asked my neighbors if a boat load of party people stopped to ask for beer, and thankfully they did not.
What's your garden story?
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