So on today, I did a thing…I went to a farmers market to purchase okra. Yes, I know the question could be asked…”why is she buying things that she already grows?” I’ll get to that but first let me point out that the okra pictured on the right are from our garden while those in the bag came from the local market.
Okra once they begin to produce will produce everyday. Yes, you can eat from this plant every day if you like and most days I do. With weather and seasonal challenges we are down to only one plant which is still enough for us.
What is pictured is what I harvested this morning and I still have two more mornings to harvest before Thanksgiving Dinner.
So what’s the problem?
No problems… Just points!
Most go to the farmers market for freshness and while I have no real complaints over the quality of the food just look for yourself at the difference when you can go right outside your door and harvest fresh everyday…IF YOU LEARN TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!!!
Below is a photo of the mornings harvest minus the collards… they are taking a bath and require privacy!!! The harvest was small but enough for us. Enough sweet potatoes for a pie. Enough potato for potato salad & a few mashed potatoes for a special request. Those okra that I grew are enough for me and by the time I harvest more there will be more than enough to share. And the jar of Vetta’s Pepper Sauce goes into our little turkey to make her sing!!! Fresh Bell Peppers & Onion for the dressing and a few other side dishes and it’s a done deal… DON’T OVER DO IT!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I pray that God’s Blessings be forever yours and that God gives you the wisdom on how to offer guidance to each and every person that’s assigned to you. As well, I pray that they receive! I’m so thankful for each and every person that reads my blog and I pray that as I share a little of myself it blesses someone. Always Remember and Never Forget to be thankful for what you have.
Blessings Abounding, Vetta