My Dad made this walking cane. In the photo on the right, he is holding it up and saying, "It was growing just like this in the woods and I took one look at it and thought, 'Why, that's a walking stick' ". He made it many years ago for HIS mother, who lived to be 96 years old. She used it for over 20 years. It is truly a beautiful object, such a useful thing and made with great love.
SIX kinds of greens in Daddy's winter garden! They are: purple top turnip greens, 7 top turnip greens, curly leaf mustard greens, rutabagas, Florida mustard greens and collards. (Collards is from the word "coleworts" which is a type of wild cabbage.)
On New Year's Day, we had a "mess" of greens from this garden, of course! (Daddy always calls it a mess of greens. Is it called this in any other part of the country or is it a Southern thing?)
You eat greens and black eyed peas on New Year's Day...the greens will mean that you will have money, the peas will bring you luck!
Which is better to have, luck or money? I would like both myself - no need in having money if you have bad luck and lose it!
See the bucket with the stick at the edge of the field of greens?
I might have showed you this before....it is to deter the deer. They look at it and think that it is the barrel of a shotgun and it makes them go away. (Hopefully!)
These photos were taken in November and you might be able to see how extremely dry it was...the red Georgia clay was just pure dust, I tell you! So, how could the greens look so good? One word...watering!!!
In the extreme drought, Daddy had to water them very single day.
Look! This is Joan's walking cane in England! You might not can tell, but it has a beautiful paisley pattern on it and the handle is such a nice color of wood...I do love beautiful, useful objects, don't you?
("You might not can tell"...that might be an unusual combination of words in English but it is the way that my Dad and I speak, so I am leaving it that way!)
That's a photo of Joan above...no wait, that's Queen Elizabeth!
This is Joan, my stylish mother-in-law from England! You can see how I would make this mistake, both of them lovely ladies!