Meals from yesteryear

We had a very simple meal today, pork chop, fresh green beans, carrots, and home-grown potatoes.
The taste buds were working overtime as I remembered our veg patch which contained potatoes, onions, tomatoes, runner beans and peas.
We’d tried growing carrots and ended up with pathetic specimens of orange pebbles as the soil in our garden was not suitable, but in later years we did get friendly with a farmer who grew fields of them, then we moved and so couldn’t take advantage of his offer to “help ourselves from the corner”.
Our efforts to grow tomatoes and onions in buckets/trays on the boat failed miserably. The latter rotted in the soil and we grew a grand total of two of the former.
You may remember Tom’s good side.

The new property has a garden, with grass back and front, so Maggie will be in her element (or should be!) .
We can have another veg plot, and if we can find one, will plant an apple tree so that we can have fruit in a couple of years.
I’m looking forward to growing our own veg again.
Even more so, eating it, as today’s veg, especially the potatoes, was delicious.

Hubby snipped out the artwork from our buckets, and the intention is to hang them somewhere in the new property, possibly as a wind chime, so they won’t be forgotten or go to waste.

I can also have my washing line! Hurrah!!!!!!!!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Meals from yesteryear

  1. colinandray says:

    Is this pure optimism… or do you now have a future home?

  2. It will happen for you, and the bucket art is so sweet !!

  3. I’m so glad you’re planning to do something with the artwork – I’ve loved it since you first shared it with us!

    • We have Hubby’s picture safely tucked away too, and one of the puzzles I completed here is of a pair of narrow boats so we are going to frame it and put it up in our new lounge.

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