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Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Little Bit Country

This time of year I start to get excited about all the fresh produce and those roadside vendors.
Since I live sort of in the country, we do start to see them this time of year.  Nothing tastes better than fresh from the field   If you travel a block from my house to the south or west this is what you will see.  Acres and acres of corn.  There are two different farms around me that have huge crops of corn.  It always amazes me how fast it grows.  We will have fresh sweet corn soon.


 Next to one of the fields of corn you will find this, acres of watermelon.


 When I passed by on my way to the grocery, they were harvesting huge trucks full of them.  See the houses on the left, I live about a block in from this road.


So as you can see, we are definitely a little bit country and a little rock-n-roll. lol

I am joining
Sall's Country Life for Farm Fresh Friday
Sunny Simple Life for Simple Sunday

23 comments:

  1. Wow fresh corn and watermelon. You are speaking my language. Two of my favorites.

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  2. MMM, I can hardly wait for fresh corn. Ours comes in early August. Our part of town is also surrounded by farmland, although some of it is being scooped up for housing.

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  3. You have a great location!! Love that little bit of country!! I am sending Louis Dean out to get a watermelon today!

    My step son lives IN the country and we are cooking up squash as well as yard long Chinese green beans for lunch today. A huge cucumber and three red ripe tomatoes will go along with the BBQ pork ribs in the oven now. We are pressure cooking the green beans. LOVE Sunday Dinners!!

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  4. Oh yumm, fresh corn and watermelon - we won't get that here until August - can't wait :)

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  5. Oh- Sounds so good! Our crops are just starting to come up here. I love fresh sweet corn. xo Diana

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  6. Hi Marty, I know what you mean! There's nothing better than fresh home-grown!! I'm doing a Linky party with just that theme. It's called Farm Fresh Friday, I'd love it if you'd join the party!!

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  7. Lovely pictures and it's so different from Sweden.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  8. I am going to crave watermelon all day now! It's starting to feel like summer!!!!!!!

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  9. I haven't had any watermelon this year yet. But now I'm really yearning for it!
    Brenda

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  10. I was stationed in Phoenix and never would have imagined that they grow watermelon there! How fun and enjoy:@)

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  11. My two favorite foods. I can just taste the silver queen corn and the sweet watermelon.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  12. Yummo!!! We have been getting great melons already. Happy sunday

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  13. It's going to be a great season here, too. Just on the fringes, believe it or not, Miami gets pretty rural, too. Strawberries and watermelons.
    Can't wait!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  14. One or two towns near me have farmer's markets on Saturdays, but not too many roadside stands any more. How lucky to be able to find really fresh veggies.

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  15. Great scenery Marty...great to have farms nearby....we have great farmers markets here in N.C.....

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  16. Hi Marty,

    I think you are in Surprise, and I loved seeing all the agricultural fields while driving through headed to Flagstaff a few years ago. Sadly we could see acreage that was being converted to houses. An amazing area for sure. What is grown in the fields during the winter? I have to say I really like that side of 'greater Phoenix'.
    Dee

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  17. HI!!
    I AM THE SAME....in the CITY, but in the country!!!Counting the days down to FRESH CORN!!!!My grand daughter asked if it was ready yet!!!
    We are anxious!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  18. That sounds so great to have home grown fruits and veggies so close to home.

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  19. I saw my first roadside SWEET CORN sign this weekend :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  20. Love the country and all the fresh produce!
    Sherry

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  21. Hi Marty, You are so lucky to have fresh produce so readily available. Nothing is better than sweet corn and garden fresh tomatoes.

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  22. You Rock Marty! Thanks for the link up!! Join in again anytime!!

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  23. Yum, nothing better than locally grown fresh produce :)

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