Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That's great...That's JUST great...

I've been telling people that we are not expecting a good year for the raspberries, what with our endless winter and all. In fact, just today I responded to a query as to whether the crop looked promising with a strong "nope"...

So tonight at dinner, at our favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican place, The Farmer gets asked the same question:  "How are the berries doing?"

His answer: "Good! They're coming along, doing well!"

What? They're doing what????

When did THIS happen?

I've been mentally preparing myself for a harvest that was worse than last year's non-stellar crop, and now I hear that it might not happen? And I'm going to have to go back and tell all the people I've talked to that I was wrong...the berries are okay?

Great...just great...Just when you think you've got the whole roller coaster thing figured out, suddenly there's a new thrill to experience...We might just have a good year.

I'm not sure I can handle it...

But I will summon all my powers of flexibility and do my best to rise to the occasion.

My apologies to all those to whom I unwittingly lied...and to you, dear raspberries, for my shocking lack of faith in your abilities to come back.

Just don't make me into a liar again, okay?


Janice said...

It's kind of like when you drop your kids off at someones house and tell them to watch for these "problems" with your children - and they behave like angels!!! Little Scoundrels - always making liars of us ;)

berrymama said...

Enjoyed your comments!!! The Farmer here is always optimistic!!! Have been having a lot of questions asked of me lately too--I love to skirt them..."Oh the weather is perfect for them today!" "They are really starting to bloom!" "It won't be great, but should be ok" I mean anything has to better than that soft fruit we had last year!!! Lots of time to get ready this year!!
Let's Pray for a decent year!!

Sole Obsession Footwear said...

Yeah! I'm so glad to hear raspberries will be alive and well this year. Thanks for the uplifting news.

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