Saturday, April 3, 2010

Little Big Town

I haven't been to Little Big Town in awhile now.    I have a list started but I am quite happy to say it is a pretty short list.  Anyway, I was out in the big garden, planting some cauliflower, and trying to decide if I wanted to go today or tomorrow.  Wow, I thought, It's a holiday weekend.  Do I REALLY want to go to Little Big Town the day before Easter?  I bet the place will be PACKED!  Then I started laughing.  I mean seriously laughing out loud.  In a town of just over 5,500 people just how packed could it really be??  Now if I were back in Texas it would be something to consider and I would never even entertain the idea but Little Big Town..... I'm still laughing!  So with that out of the way I'll be taking my chances tomorrow.
.....Updated Saturday....

Just as I suspected!  ChinaMart was easily maneuvered today.  Mind you for Little Big Town standards it was pretty busy.  One thing about moving from a  "real"  Big Town though... for me it was like shopping on a Wednesday afternoon!  No sweat.  While I was there I just had to go check out their garden center.  They have a few tomato's and some other veggies but I was really looking for hot peppers. Mars just loves them.  All they had were bell peppers though.  I couldn't believe how much they are getting for 6-packs of tomato's.  $3.25 each!  And trust me, they aren't all that great looking.  Last time I was in Little Big Town I checked out the Local Nursery.  They had some beautiful plants and their 6-packs were only $2.50.  Those are the ones planted in my  herb garden. ( And yes I know... tomato's aren't an herb!) 
Ok, sorry bout the rambling...
Anyway, back to the garden center and the sad little tomato plants held captive there. I suppose I shouldn't have, but I did.  There was an elderly gentleman looking over all the tomato plants with great care.  I know the look...   I have the same determination when I am buying plants.  And then it just came flying out of my mouth  "You know, the nursery down the street has some beautiful plants and they are only $2.50 each!"  What on earth was I thinking?  The old man looked at me over the top of his glasses and nodded "uh huh" took that poor little pack of tomato's and gently placed them in his basket.  Today  6 underloved and unattended babies  found a new home, residing in his garden this year.  By the end of the season, I am willing to bet they will be healthy, happy and productive members of the that old mans "happy place".   And I should have kept my mouth shut!


  1. I have a hard time wrapping my head around gardening at this time of the year! Yesterday, it was an unseasonable 70 degrees, but people we out on the pond ICE fishing! IN SHORTS!!
    The snow is finally gone from my garden beds, but last frost date is still somewhere between Mother's Day and Memorial Day, so I have a while.
    Happy Gardening!

  2. I would have told the man the same thing. Let the local greenhouse get the money, not China-Mart.

  3. love this story! I can just picture you and the older gentlman standing over the tomato plants with looks of pitty on your faces. I know...I've felt the same way. Only I couldn't give them a home...not yet anyway.
    I've enjoyed reading your blog since I discovered it, when you discovered mine. (can't remember which happened first)