Or possibly, this image came to mind...sans the moustache:
And, when I say I'm a glutton, you may think I look like this:
Well, when it comes to chocolate, there may be a lot of truth to that one.
However, I am really a geek for vegetables and a glutton for punishment. This is how I came to that recent conclusion.
Even though I have a garden, it only produces enough for one meal at a time, so Hubby and I usually find ourselves at the local farmers auction in order to get enough food to can.
When I arrived at the auction, and saw all the beautiful vegetables, my mouth started salivating. The colors were so vibrant, the aromas so sweet. Well, not all of the aromas are sweet. Most of the suppliers are Amish, so mixed in with the sweet aromas of fruit and freshly baked bread, is horse manure and sweat. (Most Amish do not use deodorant.) I just wandered around saying, "Oh! Look at those beautiful beans!We need those!" "Try to get those gorgeous peaches. We need those, too!" What I didn't come up with, Hubby did.
|Lovely veggies and fruit|
|Freshly baked bread and goodies! YUM!|
|Amish don't like having their pictures taken. I try|
to honor that, but sometimes, I can't help myself.
So, I have to take a shot on the sly.
I try not to get their faces.
|One of the good aromas - onion rings!|
One moment while I wipe up my slobber.
|A quiet moment|
|Hubby in action! Total concentration!|
Here's a little snippet of the sounds...
So, that is a short explanation of my geekiness. And, now about my gluttony.
I could be called a glutton for vegetables. but you may decide that I am a glutton for punishment.
Are you sitting down? Well, believe it or not, this is what we brought home from the auction. I warn you, the sight may be quite shocking!
|The last of the tomatoes, waiting patiently to be loaded.|
|This is how the pick-up looked.|
There's another layer underneath.
|Contrary to what you might think, this is not a produce shop.|
This is our basement when everything was unloaded.
|Aren't the colors beautiful??|
I was very disappointed to see the purple disappear
as the beans were processed.
|Lovely peaches for Peach Cobbler this winter.|
|So pretty! So lovely!|
|Are you a vegetable geek??|