Thursday, July 16, 2009

You know you are a suburban homesteader when..

..you drive through the bank window with fifty pounds of poultry crumble riding shotgun in the front seat...

..because your trunk is full of canning jars, sugar, and nine pounds of oatmeal.

The produce basket is waiting by the back door to head out to the garden. The cukes and beans have started...

Side note: As I stumbled down the back steps this morning with the laundry basket in my left hand and coffee in the right - I some how managed to forget about the repositioning of the water cannon last night before bed. That cold blast of water was quite beneficial in getting my eyes un-glued this morning, but I lost my coffee in the process..

17 comments:

Camie said...

Ok, I'm laughing hysterically - I'm sorry but that is so funny! At least you were on your way out to hang laundry, not coming in with dry. I think you need to put up a warning sign (akin to "warning - guard dog"), both at the drive and plastered to the inside of your door...

Thanks for making my morning!

sue said...

That IS funny. I can just see it. Enjoy, Leigh! Go get another cuppa.

dmoms said...

you will be laughing at that for a while : )

what are you planning with the canning jars? we are off to get chicken feed today too.

Beegirl said...

Some of the jars are for honey..but today I am working on some raspberry jam! Traded my sister-in-law some veggies for raspberries. She has the best raspberries!

I bought the chickens "pellet" feed by mistake and they won't eat it... Had to go back and by another bag of "crumble" to mix in it.

Emma said...

ha ha!! You're funny!

Michelle said...

That made me laugh...sounds like the water cannon is going to be good for some laughter this summer!

I love the suburban homesteader pictures...too funny.

Abeille à miel said...

Hey you...what a wonderful post. Not only can I completely relate, but it was the funniest thing I've read today. :) Hope all is well and you're enjoying your summer and your bees! :)

Nancy said...

Wow! That ought to get your day started. Hope you went in for a refill.

Random Things and Our Family Life said...

Been loving your blog! I am new here, but this was so cute! Happy Summer!
~Jen

T.L. said...

Oh, awesome! I wonder what the tellers thought about your driving companion!
Love it!

Sarah: wife, mother, beekeeper said...

Ooh, how funny.
This is great. You are looking to be busy soon!

Conny said...

I too am new to your blog, just stumbled here today.

If I were the bank teller (I used to be one) and saw your companion chicken feed, I wouldn't have been able to keep a comment to myself. I probably would've said something like, "Your friend there doesn't talk much, does he?"

Now I've got to read your blog further to find out more about this "water cannon."

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. ~ Conny

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I'm cracking up...just dropped in for a quick read and now I can't stop laughing at your humor (not at you!). Have a great day!

underthebigbluesky said...

Off to get more canning jars tomorrow.

So, what are you doing with all that oatmeal?

Heather said...

Funny stuff, Beegirl~ I can so see that water cannon snafu happening to me! Love it. PS- I have similar things in my trunk right now, I love summer~

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Sounds totally idyllic!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

You can also tell a suburban homesteader by the truck she drives.