Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Free Food!

The lovely mess that you see is above is the back fence by the pool. There is just no helping it and for the first time in the fifteen years that we have lived here, I have thrown in the towel. It is a losing battle because the people behind us just let their yard get overgrown. And don't even get me started about how the trees are growing in the fence and are wrapped in the power lines. It is hopeless.
And because I was completely lazy their raspberries are now growing in our yard. Hmmm, so let me get this straight, if I'm lazy I get free plants. I wonder what would happen if I gave up on the inside of the house.
Den said just to leave that entire area and maybe we will get a huge patch of free raspberries. Hopefully, they will take over the entire yard!!! I'm thinking jelly!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

20 comments:

Annie Jones said...

I once lived in a house that had a vacant house next to it that was quite overgrown. I had planted pumpkins on my side of the fence, but let them vine onto the other side. When the new homeowner over there mowed, he found pumpkins! I didn't get any on my side of the fence.

Linda Robinson said...

It looks so green.. I just love green.. We have to fight to keep anything green here.. I say let it grow.. I notice that most of the houses your way are more open to there neighbors.. Here in Vegas almost everyone has Block walls... so you can't see your neighbors..
Sometimes it feels a little closed in, But other times I am glad so I don't have to see the neibors mess!

I hope you have a great day!
~Linda

Sheila said...

WOW--I'd let them grow too. We have some blackberry bushes on our neighbors property that are growing into ours. Kevin wanted to chop them down but I said to leave them. He goes out and picks them every now and then--and enjoys them all!!! Have a great day.

Together We Save said...

Ohhh I am so jealous... they look yummy!

Frances said...

Have you priced raspberries lately!!! Leave those alone and let them grow. Then pick and make jam, or freeze.

I love free food! Wish I could find some.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie Jones-Isn't that the luck!!! I think I would have asked for them back!!

SonyaAnn said...

Linda Robinson-Most of the green around here is weeds! You are more than welcome to all of them, I love to share!!!
And I would love a privacy wall around the house! It just costs way too much!!!

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-Did you lovingly remind him that he wanted to chop it down? I would have. We also have a mulberry bush growing in with the lilacs. I love free food even if it is only a few handfuls a year!

SonyaAnn said...

Together We Save-They are yummy but you only get one or two at a time. We just need more land!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-You can shop in my yard!

Pam said...

I would keep the lovely raspberries. Or you could spray weed killer whenever the neighbors walk outside and hope they get the hint.

Rene W. said...

Lucky!! I was LOL about your Jerry Springer comment... yikes! :)

Jill said...

I've heard that whatever grows over a fence whether, bush, tree etc. is property of that neighbor. So I would enjoy the raspberries! LOL

Have a great night!

Blessings, Jill

SonyaAnn said...

Pam-They won't take the hint! Den jumped the fence one year and we worked for hours to clean out the trees and they did nothing. I wish they would do it once!

SonyaAnn said...

Rene W.-Your welcome for the giggle and its sad but true.

SonyaAnn said...

Jill-I think that we will probably harvest about 6 raspberries this year.LOL!
And thank you so much for coming to see me!

slugmama said...

Free food is always good!
Hopefully they'll keep spreading each year if you can keep someone from mowing them down...

SonyaAnn said...

slugmama-I'm sure Den won't mind mowing less!

Donna Freedman said...

Think "jam." It's easier.

SonyaAnn said...

Donna Freedman-Now all I have to do is jump the fence to get enough to make jam!