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Melons

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:23 pm

Picked some melons today and there is no way we can eat them all so I loaded the bucket and parked the tractor by the highway with a sign inviting people to have a melon on me. I thought this might be a good public relations and a way to thank the folks who have called when my cows decided they wanted to walk to town.

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Re: Melons

Postby jedstivers » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:13 pm

Well they'd sure like one if you'd take it to them and while you have it in your hands could you go ahead and slice it for them?
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Re: Melons

Postby 3waycross » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:26 pm

Where's the salt shaker.
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Re: Melons

Postby Alan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:51 pm

That's great Jo! Wish we could grow them out here. I bet it doesn't take long to empty that bucket
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Re: Melons

Postby slick4591 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:58 pm

You forgot the beer Jo, you forgot the beer!
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Re: Melons

Postby Deepsouth » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:35 pm

Jubilees?
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Re: Melons

Postby greybeard » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:56 pm

If I tried that here, one of 2 things would happen.
1. First guy that came along would take every one of them and set up a "Home grown watermelons $5 ea" right down the road.
2. First guy that came along would steal the tractor and melons---tractor would show up for sale on CL the same afternoon and the same melon stand would pop up right down the road too.

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Re: Melons

Postby Jogeephus » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:01 pm

Deepsouth wrote:Jubilees?


Yes. Every one is gone. Even had someone come up and thank me and offer to pay. I declined and told her I just appreciated them being good neighbors.
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Re: Melons

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:53 pm

Nice Jo Did you add any spirits to the melon before giving it away lol
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Postby branguscowgirl » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:52 am

That's great Jo! :clap:
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Re: Melons

Postby TN Cattle Man » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:45 am

That's awesome Jo! I have a couple of acres of melons planted this year (4 varieties) that are a little behind due to all the rain that we have been getting. After a couple of days of sunshine, they have really taken off. Should have some melons ready in a couple of weeks!
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Re: Melons

Postby Williamsv » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:08 pm

That was a nice thing to do. My dad used to take watermelons to people in town. He has been dead almost twenty-two years, and people still remember.
My cousin delivered a trailer of culls to my cows one day this week. They really enjoyed them!
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