Sunday, August 23, 2009

Farm Fresh Weekend


Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by the most gracious- Susan of Southern Daydreamer.


This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous....the weather perfect. No humidity, in fact it felt as though Fall was whispering through the air this weekend. It was very pleasant. All summer long I have tried to get to my local farmers market, with no avail. Finally I made it on Saturday. I arrived late, though it worked out in the end for I got to bargain with some farmers who wanted to sell their remaining produce and call it a day. Really, there is nothing better than fresh produce. It's just one of the many wonderful things about summer.

I purchased a large basket of those red ripe vine picked tomatoes, as well as some homemade sourdough bread by Kay and a delicious cheese ball from a lady who sells goat cheese. All for about $10.00. I went home and made a great sandwich made from all of my purchases.
While shopping I got to talking to the lady who sells goat cheese. My friend High Mae had actually called me to come to take a look at the lady's kitten that she had in her booth. The kitten was so tiny, the photo does not do it justice. Keep in mind that is a small child holding it and the kitten just fits in his hands.

The lady was trying to find Zoie a home. Zoie has a real nine lives story. The lady that found her drives a school bus, She was driving down the road and watched the kitten run in front of an 18 wheeler. It passed over her, straddling the kitten by a pure miracle. It then ran in front of her school bus. She slammed on her breaks, as did another car-both avoiding hitting the kitten. The lady got out and retrieved the very frightened kitten, and took it with her hoping to find it a good home. While in route the kitten somehow managed to get inside the dash and she could not get it out. For two days she tried, short of dismantling the entire car, as the kitten cried. On day two it dropped from the dash board, back inside the car.The bus driver had two dogs herself, ones that loved to kill squirrels and chipmunks, so she knew that Zoie could not safely stay with her. In the meantime she tried to feed it and give it water. The kitten did not know how to lap. It tried to suck the water from the bowl. It was then that the lady realized the kitten was only 2-3 weeks old. Fortunate for the kitty, the lady had a small goat bottle and got some of her goat's milk and fed the little kitten a good meal.
She hoped that Zoie would find her luck at the farmers market....but she did not. Zoie is now being housed and is up for adoption at Two by Two Rescue located in Helena. Maybe you reading can give this very lucky cat a home. Two by Two is a no kill shelter, even if you cannot adopt, perhaps you will consider a donation in the name of Zoie.
As fall is around the corner, the fall sporting season has begun. My daughter, Sister Sledge (far left) had her first cheer jamboree.

It won't be long before J Smooth begins his training for the upcoming wrestling season.
Bama called home this weekend and checked in, he reports he is having a wonderful time at The University of Alabama. He loves his classes and has met so many new friends and already cultivated some great growing experiences. I am so glad that he is enjoying himself. It makes me feel all the better.

On Saturday night, some of my friends from the Clematis Club threw me and my friend, Momma Joy, a shared birthday party.
I will share photos from the party on Thursday's Tablescape.

Speaking of Thursday....
Be sure to be thinking about your Thrifty Thursday post this week. I look forward each week to seeing what everyone has to share...and it is such fun visiting old friends and making new ones. Welcome to our new participants this past Thursday!


I hope you have a wonderful week. I appreciate you taking the time to drop by Bloggeritvaille, friend! Be sure to leave me a roadmap to your place!

23 comments:

Katie Kubler said...

Thanks for always commenting! You are so sweet:) Be sure to follow so you can see more transformations & thrifty finds:) Happy Blogging!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Well Happy Birthday, Leigh! Sounds like ya had a wonderful weekend! I recently became a follower so feel free to stop on over and do the same. Always look forward to participating on Thursday!

KBeau said...

Sounds like you've been busy. Which Farmer's Market did you go to? I have been to Mt. Laurel before and to Finley but never to Pepper Place. I'm sure there are more around.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday. You were sure busy this past weekend. Your daughter is adorable in her cheerleaders outfit. Farm Fresh is always the best for cooking.
Joyce

nancygrayce said...

Yum, the produce looks great! The kitten is cute, I adopted two little bitty ones 11 years ago. One just recently died. Between the cat and two dogs, I'm all filled up here with no vacancies!

Thanks for the prayers!

dawn said...

There is nothing better than fresh, ripe produce! And it's so pretty too. I've never had goat cheese.

Glad Bama's having a good time. College in the fall is so much fun with the football games and such.
My brother's wrestled but I couldn't bear to watch, it looked so painful! Looks like you'll have a full schedul with that and cheerleading.

Sounds like you had a great birthday!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That reminds me, I need to go to the Farmers' Market. Hope kitty finds a good home. Weather was beautiful here this weekend also. I heard some crows up in the trees late yesterday - it seems so early for them to be around now.

jennifer said...

Sister Sledge is an adorable cheerleader!

The poor kitten - maybe someone will read this post and go adopt her. I respect the lady for not giving in to the cuteness factor and protecting Zoie from her dogs. I would have been tempted to keep her and how selfish would THAT have been. Glad she is safely awaiting her adoption.

Gwen said...

I hope that Zoie is able to find a great home that isn't a dashboard!

Kirby3131 said...

I love fresh tomatoes. I mean warmed from the sun, just plucked off the vine tomatoes. YUM! That kitten is just adorable - I love seeing the claws, too. Kittens are truly all claws when they are so little. I used to be a mess of scratches and welts whenever I'd play with new kitties. She truly had 9 lives.

Glad to hear the kids are doing well :)

Kristin - The Goat

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Loved the produce picks...they looked yummy....Happy Late Birthday....I was not around this weekend...I catered the Benjamin Russell class of 69 reunion....so I was cooking up a storm all weekend....I blogged today about something that happened at the reunion....btw...I love the Sister Sledge photos...what a cute cheerleader she is. Have a good week...I will make sure to be by more often now that school is back and I have gotten my groove going.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Loved the produce picks...they looked yummy....Happy Late Birthday....I was not around this weekend...I catered the Benjamin Russell class of 69 reunion....so I was cooking up a storm all weekend....I blogged today about something that happened at the reunion....btw...I love the Sister Sledge photos...what a cute cheerleader she is. Have a good week...I will make sure to be by more often now that school is back and I have gotten my groove going.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love love love Fall! It's my favorite season and I love the way it smells -- but I'm always sad to see the end of the wonderful fresh fruits and veggies of Summer.

Audra said...

Aww! Love to little Zoie. I found my Ludo at two weeks old and hand fed her. To say the least she is rather spoiled one year old kitty. Praying the Zoie finds a wonderful home. Your daughter looks amazing in her cheer uniform! btw...Happy belated birthday, busy lady.

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, Leigh! Oh, I love the market and that little kitten is adorable! Poor little thing. Oh, your little daughter is beautiful! She looks like she's having a grand time!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Regina said...

The veggies looks fresh. Nice shots and outdoor post.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Such a fun post!!!

Even the music got me up and dancing... ok... not really but i was swaying hahhhah!

Stop by if you get a minute -- would love to have you.

TTFN~~~Claudia ♥ ♥

claudie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Leigh.
I just can't get that kitten out of my mind. Poor little thing.. could you not adopt it? I'm sure this one has a special little soul. I would take it in a flash. The stories that go along with fur babies is always special.
Happy OW
Love Claudie
xo
P.S. Oh your the Thrifty Thursday gal.... hello.

Riet said...

Nothing better than fresh ripe tomatoes and goat cheese. I always eat goatcheese, the taste is so good. LOve the little kitty.
Have a nice day

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Leigh. I loved all your photos and their range today. It's never boring here. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Happy Birthday, and congrats on getting GOOD reports from your college man! :-)

Whew, right? Love the farmer's market pics, and that poor wee kitten -- what a scary start to her life, poor little thing. I am sure someone will fall in love with her. Someone must!
Cass

Kathleen said...

I love going to farmer's markets..such a great time of year!

Kathleen said...

Hmm, I commented before but I don't see it!