Monday, June 29, 2009

A Dollar a Bag.....

This photo ranks at the very top of my favorites!!!

Who says Alabamians aren't classy??? Where else can you plunk down a dollar and walk away with a sack of  ummm.......... manure,  served up in a wine crate???  My producer/mgr. Wayne offered the opinion that this might be akin to highway robbery, since it's readily available for free.  I for one, think it's worth a buck not to have to scoop it myself.  If you locals are wondering where you can stock up, visit the Averiett Branch Farm booth at the Pepper Place Market on Saturdays!  

Trust me , I struggled with the title for this post. The possibilities were endless, but alas, most were not "blog worthy"!  I'd love to hear yours. Email me! :)

27 comments:

Olivier said...

j'arrive pas a bien comprendre ce que tu as acheté, pas trouver de bonnes traductions
I arrive not has definitely understand what you bought, not to find good translations

Maya said...

Sh** for sale!

Judy - So California said...

.........and in such a fine wine box at that!

Marie Reed said...

Wow! It truly is presented in such a snazzy fashion! How much manure is in each bag? I think that it's a great idea! I'd buy some for my garden!

B SQUARED said...

Do they pay you or do you pay them?

Wayne said...

For only $2.00 more they'll gift wrap it.

Thérèse said...

To be handled with care... and used immediately over opening but for what? Medical virtues perhaps?

Jilly said...

Feed your Roses.

Halcyon said...

I would pay $1 for it as well. It's not free to people who don't have pastures and animals!

We finally got some rain this weekend. I think we'd been in a six-week dry spell. Unfortunately there were high winds as well which knocked down a lot of branches. But I was so happy to have the water and my garden was too.

Virginia said...

When Alice stops by, I'll let her try and translate for Olivier. I'd love to read that one! ha

alice said...

Even better if it comes from horses! Personnaly, I use a mixture made of manure and seaweeds, great for roses and that smells... how can I say...less strong!

Olivier, "manure" signifie "fumier"... (Virginia, you're welcome ;-)

altadenahiker said...

I thought it was shinola, but what do I know.

marley said...

What can I say?! Best I refrain I think, especially on my first day back! LOL!

Virginia said...

Marley,
I know you have some fine titles up your sleeve. Email me. I'm still laughing about the "factory" title you sent me. Welcome home. Glad to have you back with us. You had some nice guest bloggers while you were gone. Sorry I didn't send you a photo. I missed that memo!HA

AH,
HARRRRRRR!

Alice,
I'm sure Olivier will appreciate the translation. It's not the word I would have used to good thing I passed it off to you! :)

B2,
Actually, I think they would have to pay me, but some of you other readers seem to think it's a deal!

Marie,
I'd offer to bring you some when I return to Paris but I'm thinking that could have a bad outcome! heee

Olivier said...

merci Alice

Ken Mac said...

one thing you will never see in the city that never sleeps...

Char said...

LOL I've never noticed that before at Pepper Place. I miss Pepper Place now that I'm in Montgomery. Hampstead is trying to get it going. Have you tried the rolls from Gigi's yet? do go by their booth at Pepper Place - the rolls are heavenly.

Virginia said...

Char, I eyed those rolls lovingly Sat. but since I'd already eaten a pain au chocolat from Continental Bakery and had a baguette tucked into my market cart, I passed. I opted for her homemade pimento cheese though! BTW, Last summer I posted a photo from there that was the same wine box full of okra!!! The comments about okra were some of my most interesting.

KM, Why did this post remind me of Eliot Spitzer???

Olivier,
Glad Alice could clear that up for you! :)

Jacob said...

What a crappy post! ;-)

Babooshka said...

As we say in the UK "where there's muck there's money." That would be our MP'S expense claims then. Are you familiar with "spending a penny?" Usual Brit polite description for taking a p**S. A dollar a bag for S**t! Now that is taking the P""S! Oh well you know what they say in for a penny in for a pound, I mean dollar. Shall I shut up now. Like to see you work this comment into a post in an erudite manner.

Virginia said...

Jacob,
HA, I didn't see that one coming!!!

B,
I knew you'd weigh in with a good comment.

Tom said...

There's a noth of England saying which goes like this..
"Where's theres muck... theres brass".

Brass being money

Tom

Louis la Vache said...

Merde in a Napa Valley wine crate, no less!

Trés chic!

Virginia said...

Louis,
Yes, merde à vin! Everything tastes better avec vin!


Tom,
Oh yes my friend. Show me the money.

altadenahiker said...

I found it for you my dear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsyS0oHLNFA

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, I thought that box looked familiar. Remind me NOT to buy any okra this year!

Virginia said...

AH,
I laughed all over again. Steve Martin is one of my all time favorites as are YOUI!
V