Monday, September 12, 2011

Neighbors


Flying Cloud Farm is a short drive from my house and offers fresh organic produce and flowers all season in a small roadside kiosk set up on the honor system.  I love to visit here not just for the things for sale but because the owners Annie and Isaiah are two of the kindest people you could meet.


When my husband and I first moved to this area a few years ago from the high mountains, we took a drive to explore and stopped here at Flying Cloud.  Unfortunately, our car died in the parking lot and we had forgotten our cell phone.  We propped open the hood and I stayed with the car while Don headed off down the dirt road to the farmhouse with the farm dogs following, to ask if he could use the phone to call AAA.


While I was waiting, many people stopped to ask if they could be of assistance - not just patrons of the produce stand, but those driving by.  Their kindness made a big impression on me.

Back at the farmhouse, Don had had called AAA using the house phone and  was talking food and gardening with Annie, losing track of time. She discovered during the conversation that we had just moved here and had no jobs as of yet.  Don was very touched when she invited us to dinner at the farmhouse. He assured her we had savings that would tide us over until we found work.


Meanwhile at the car, Isaiah stopped on his way out of the driveway to try and jump the dead car but to no avail.  We had to wait for AAA.


In spite of all the hassle of our car breaking down, everything turned out just fine.  We met so many warm and welcoming folks that afternoon, we knew we had moved to the right place!












Rednesday

15 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Annie and Isiah sound just wonderful! Yay for fabulous neighbours - when you find good neighbours you truly treasure them!

Is this their stall?? Oh wow - such fresh lovely stuff! I love the "honour sytem" of the stall too and the bouquets of flowers make this even prettier!

Take care
x

Carol said...

Lovely photos and sounds like some great new neighbors :)

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful shots.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Roan said...

There used to be an honor system vegetable stand here in town. After moving here from Dallas, seemed odd people could be trusted. Your neighbors sound wonderful. Love the series of shots.

Gary said...

Great post ab out important things!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dimple said...

Neighbors are wonderful, and the best neighbors are country ones.
Thanks for coming by; your friends' roadside stand reminds me of MY friends' stand. That's where they sell their flowers, on the honor system...

My Little Home and Garden said...

What a nice story you've told, with both words and photographs. It sounds like a wonderful place to live.
-Karen

judi said...

lovely vignette , I felt I was there with you! thanks for sharing!

Genie said...

One of those heartwarming stories...the kind we all need to hear more of these hard days. I can tell from reading your blog this past years that you all are very happy in my old tromping ground....it is truly a little bit of heaven on earth. The area where you all are is so beautiful. Hope all is well and you are enjoying a nice week. It is really turning fall here in VA. The leaves are everywhere....and getting a big chilly at times. Hugs, genie

ladyfi said...

What a heart-warming story about kindness! Love the shots too.

Carver said...

Wonderful photos. I love the rich colors of the fresh produce, flowers and nature. All the shots are delightful.

Barb said...

A feel-good post! I like the way your neighbors responded to you. I'm glad to see the honor system is still alive and well.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

In this day and age, it's wonderful to know that you've been blessed with good neighbors. And your photo share was 'delicious'!!!!


Desert Shadows and Week's Summary is my day's post link if you'd care to join me.

Have a glorious weekend.

EG Wow said...

Great story of how you KNEW you had moved to the right place!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What an awesome community! Everyone should have a little car trouble when they move to find out what kind of people live there.
The kiosk is awesome. I'd love to be able to just go down the road and get such goodies!

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