Five Minute Friday – Feb 14 – Garden


Mom and Dad

I can only look at a garden and think of my parents. (it seems I am always writing about my parents) They were the best gardeners. They had food for us all the time out of that garden, tomatoes, onions, peas, beans, corn, okra, it didn’t matter, what it was, if they could grow it, they tried.

There was nothing better than coming home to a home cooked meal that mamma had made using all of our own food that we had grown right down to the last little pea. The steak, the eggs, the chicken, all of the veggies out of the garden. Now the dessert was usually because we picked in someone else’s garden!

Those kinds of things are just too rare nowadays. People don’t grow gardens like that. I know my daughter in law wants to grow food and have a garden like this. I certainly hope she gets too! I will just have to sneak some seeds in with her! 🙂

Seriously, I love getting fresh tomatoes and onions from our neighbors, as well as squash and cucumbers!
I think a trip to Farmer’s Market is going to have to be made as soon as I can. Hmmm
What can I cook???


Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

(this is from Lisa-Jo Baker’s Blog that explains FMF)

So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for going on four years now hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob over here.

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party).

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

Your words. This shared feast.

It’s easy to join in, just:

  1. Check what the prompt is on my Lisa Jo Baker’s Blog.
  2. Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
  3. {And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post}
  4. Link over to Lisa’s blog and invite friends to join in.
  5. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url but your post url }
  6. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of Lisa’ Five Minute Friday post enter your link.
  7. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky.
  8. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky.
  9. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!

Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community

2 Responses

  1. My sister and brother-in-law have a garden. The fruits and veggies from their garden are so fresh and yummy. I think a trip to the farmers market is definitely a good idea. Thank you for sharing about your parents garden.


  2. Visiting from the linkup. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Initially I thought of my mom. She didn’t have a garden per say, but she did try, lol.


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