Sunday, April 17, 2011
Struting His Stuff
Less than a mile from our home I found a small truck farm selling fresh vegetables, fruits, and eggs. They don't use any pesticides and everything is picked fresh when we arrive. Since the local CSA is 10 miles from our home, we're going to this local farm for produce now to save on fuel costs.
The woman lost her job at a title company two years ago, and her husband lost his job a year ago at a local plumbing company. Her husband works for himself as a plumber now and she sells a few plants and produce in season.
We had a great time visiting and talking about growing plants. Off in the distance I heard a turkey gobbling. Then I noticed she raised turkeys, chickens and miniature horses and asked if I could take a few photos. The turkey was strutting his stuff for me and had no fear. I was able to get some nice shots of him in all his glory. If you look at the turkey closely you can see me reflected in his eye. The turkey colors and texture of his skin are an inspiration for my pottery.
That's muscadine and table grapes on the trellis. You might notice my photos have a water mark on them now. I hate to do that, but I learned a few folks are copying my photos and printing them on their home computer to use. And here I've been trying to sell a few photos to pay our bills. Some time ago a person emailed me to ask to use a photo of mine on their wedding invitation and I said ok. Please ask to use my photos or check out my photos for sale, they're reasonably priced.
We came home with some leaf lettuce, spinach, and a hot pepper plant. I made a crawfish salad with the greens. I told Gary I had to take a photo first. He said, "Of course", rolling his eyes. I made three salads for the photo and we split the third one, it was so good. I'm loading another glaze load. Thank goodness I didn't fire yesterday, we heard a loud bang and then our electricity went out. Apparently a squirred sacraficed his life on the transformer. Stay tuned for the winners of my photo giveway.