We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow the earth from our
children.
-Native American Proverb
We have been treating the Earth like we don't live on it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nectarines Don't Belong In Your Backpack


I rode my bike with the kids today to u-pick nectarines. The trees were overflowing with fruit so much I wanted to grab all of them and take them home. But we only took 5 pounds worth because they were going in my backpack, I was riding my bike home and we were stopping for u-pick cherries next.

These very sweet, perfectly soft nectarines DON'T BELONG IN A BACKPACK. Withing 2 minutes they were leaking through my Acme Bag into my backpack. Now I know why they are called NECTARines. Luckly I bought a really good backpack so my shirt and back never got sticky and wet. Next time we will bring a hard plastic container.

That's not the end, but it is the worst. We get to the cherry stand and no more cherries for the season. WHAT? They just came into season, like, 3 weeks ago! What is with that? Or better yet WTF?
Get out there and get your fresh food. You never know when Mother Nature will turn on you. Ha Ha.
(The picture above is not mine, I forgot my camera today. Bummer.)

2 comments:

Green & Clean Mom said...

That sounds like something that might happen to me. Bummer about the cherries. I love cherries. How fun to pick fresh nectarines. They're juicy alright.

Beth said...

Oh that's a bummer on both counts!!!