The Shed

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Aunt Agnes parts with a double sawbuck

AUNT AGNES





"Howdy! Agnes Dalrymple here and Ah'm fixin' to announce a new Uncle Mac's Garden Shed CASH contest!"

"Yup that's right! They is few and far between but this here is one of them. Here is how it works."

"Ah'm goin' out in the garden right now and start up a bed of some sort of vegetables. Ah am not gonna tell you whut kind nor give yew a clue but ever Wednesday and Sunday, if it t'ain't rainin' Ah will take another picture and post it for y'all."

"Sooner 'er later somebody will recognize the veggie and put the correct answer under comments along with the address to use fer the Paypal payment."

"That there payment will be one double sawbuck, Andy Jackson or $20.00 US."

"Only one guess per person for each picture posted, mind ye!"

"That ought'n to be clear enough."

"Here Ah go."

And there Agnes went, leaving a bemused crew of gardeners in her wake.

Some time later...




"Ah'm back! An' here's a picture of the bed. Don't tell ye much, does it? Yew'll just have to check ever Wednesday and Sunday until somebody figgers it out."

"Good luck!"


AGGIE'S MYSTERY BED

 "Now that's mighty strange", said Uncle Mac, "Agnes parting with money voluntarily."

"Sure is.", said Farm Girl, "But you know what is stranger, and I never got around to asking? Remember about this time back in 2012 I took a trip to Minnesota for a few weeks?"

(Those who don't remember can find the sordid tale right here.)

"Well, when I got back, here was this Agnes person who I had never met, and not only had she made herself at home; she had actually written a 'Farm Girls Corner'!"

"What I'd like to know is who's Aunt is she, and how the hell did she wind up being part of our Merry Band?"

You might have heard a pin drop. Nobody dropped one but the silence was so profound that the potential for hearing dropped pins was definitely there.

Finally Uncle Mac spoke.

"Is Agnes still on a liquor store run?", he inquired.


There were nods and and mumbled sounds of assent.

"Then lock the doors, boys and girls, it's time for a chat."




 

14 comments:

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Haha, Mac, I already know what it is, so I better not be guessing ":D

Mac Pike said...

Yeah not sure you can receive Paypal from the States anyway, although I don't see why not.

Glory Lennon said...

well, this is something interesting. My first guess is marzipan pineapples!

Steve said...

Judging from the size and shape, I'm going to say it's related to the 'ol country saying: "Shoot Shovel and Shuddup..."

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Mac, of course I can receive PP no problemo. That's almost a dare, having to guess a kale bed bwahaha oops ":D

Pnw Midgardens said...

darn that sepia hue, going to have to guess asparagus though.

Andrea G said...

I am going to guess potatoes.

Mac Pike said...

Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner, Andrea G!

I need your PAYPAL address

Andrea G said...

Thank you so much! It's germaingang@gmail.com. I hope your potatoes grow like crazy!

Christy Birmingham said...

How interesting it turned out to be potatoes!

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Potatoes! What!!!
I guessed wrong, here I thought it was kale, I was certain, thinking it was too early to plant spuddies, ie soil too cold, seed rots.
Aha! You had me fooled, Mac!

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Potatoes! What!!!
I guessed wrong, here I thought it was kale, I was certain, thinking it was too early to plant spuddies, ie soil too cold, seed rots.
Aha! You had me fooled, Mac!

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Potatoes! What!!!
I guessed wrong, here I thought it was kale, I was certain, thinking it was too early to plant spuddies, ie soil too cold, seed rots.
Aha! You had me fooled, Mac!

Mac Pike said...

Hmm. Yes I see your point. But then again you can leave them in the ground all winter, at least here in NJ.