Bummer Crop

by | Dec 28, 2021

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: Be careful what you ask for; you just may get it!

When hubby, Pat, and I were searching for our Hawaii dream home, prior to starting my career as a Realtor®, all I asked my heavenly Father for was one avocado and one orange tree. His answer was to give us a mature orchard boasting a wide variety of three dozen citrus trees and about 40 of the coveted Sharwell avocado trees! Ten years later, we are still astounded at the bounty these amazing trees produce. And, we love to share! So, Pat and I are in the habit of regularly picking a bin of whatever is ripe, and then placing it just outside our gate. Within a few days, the bin is empty, and we hope our neighbors enjoy our little “gifts”.

I love to read Reader’s Digest, finally ordering my own personal subscription a few years back. The excerp below cracked me up, and I hope you, too, will see the humor! Enjoy!

“My prolific garden produces an abundance of fruits and vegetables, and my neighbors look forward to my sharing the harvest with them. One vegetable is a hard sell: zucchini. There’s always a bumper crop of them. I have an idea: I fill a big box with zucchini and, for visibility, set the box on a chair by the side of the road. I prop a sign above the box that reads, “FREE!” Later, I check to see whether I need to refill the box. It sits on the ground, still full of zucchini. My chair, however, is gone.”

GA Neille Posey Hostvedt, Meridian, Idaho (Reader’s Digest April 2018)

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I am an adventurer by heart, never letting too much dust settle under my feet. But, I am also a nester, a woman who loves her home, garden, animals, family, and whatever career I happen to be in. In my latest adventure, I’ve successfully merged over 46 years of varied work and life experience into a real estate career that focuses on the goals and dreams of my clients. Are you interested in moving to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi? I’d love to talk with you about your dream goal, and help you achieve it!

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