Thursday, August 10, 2017

farm girl faux pas

In the summertime, Matt and I head out to the garden every evening and collect eggs and pick our garden bounty for the day like we live on a true farm instead of smack dab in the middle of suburbia.  Usually my garden basket is filled with three eggs and five thousand pounds of tomatoes because January Laura may have overestimated how many tomatoes August Laura can actually eat.



We have a little fence around our garden, about two feet high, just to keep the bunnies out.  As I was leaving the garden on Friday evening, my shoe got caught in the fence, I couldn't stop myself because my hands were full holding the basket, and I just sloooowly tipped right over, and fell out of the garden.  

The fall was slow, and admittedly quite graceful, but I ended up on my back, on the lawn, surrounded by about 287 tomatoes.  My arm felt a little bit wet, and I realized I'd also fallen on two of the three eggs.  And crushed them.

I wish I could explain to you Matt's face when he came around from behind the shed and saw me sprawled out, on the lawn, surrounded by tomatoes and covered in raw egg.  Nothing was injured except for my ego, and that bruise healed enough for me to pick my sister up bright and early Saturday morning for some thrift shopping.  Our first stop was Dunkin' Donuts, obviously.


We did a little thrifting and bought some books, and then decided to take a walk in the gardens around a cathedral and some estates.  I like to walk here but Emily had never been (what?!) and she loved it.

First, we decided to see if we could pose like fashion bloggers and SPOILER ALERT, WE CANNOT.  Also, I don't think we look alike at all, but apparently we both look to the sky when we laugh.


We spent the rest of the time wandering around and talking about our new baby nephew and Father of the Bride Part 2 and how Emily wants a horse and carriage at her wedding someday. 













I also experience some major garden envy.  Plus there were no fences here, so nothing for me to fall out of.

Bonus.

30 comments:

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

You poor thing, hahaha, I swear you guys need your own show - just never know what will happen! And you have the best places to walk by you!!! Those grounds are gorgeous - so so pretty!

Kristin @ Going Country said...

I'm jealous of your tomatoes. I have 16 tomato plants in my garden, and not a single ripe tomato. It's just been too wet and cool. I'll be lucky to get any to ripen before frost. Boo.

Once the cat knocked an egg off a windowsill where I had placed it for safekeeping while I was chasing a toddler, and the egg fell right into my boot underneath. I do not recommend stepping on an egg that's been sitting inside a boot for a few weeks. Ew. I had to throw the boots away too.

Bethany Carson said...

Oh my, that fall does not sound fun--especially with the eggs! But thrift shopping sounds awesome. One of my coworkers told me about a half-price sale at Goodwill today, and I'm going to have to work hard to stay away from there!

The cathedral is gorgeous! I love your photos, and that's one place I'd love to visit!

Rebecca Jo said...

i dont know how fashion bloggers do it. I always look like an idiot trying to 'pose natural'

Kelly said...

That cathedral and gardens are so beautiful!!!
LOL'd at the fashion blogger photos - I have often wondering to myself if they feel silly posing like that. Probably not, but I know I would!

Traci said...

Totally sounds like something I would do. That Cathedral is gorgeous!! The flowers too.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

LOLOL the slow fall is sort of the worst.

Love the photos of your walk about!

Girl Meets Bow said...

Your story about falling out of the garden is too funny! Looks like you and your sis had a great time too!

rooth said...

Those grounds are gorgeous!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

Haha. That would only happen to you! #OhLaura

And I take it your sis watched FOB II? I hope she loved it! It really is one of my all-time favorite movies!

P.S. I've been doing some fashion posts lately and, dude, I totally feel like an idiot when I'm posing. Brian takes all the pics and I seriously cannot do any other poses besides me smiling and looking directly at the camera because I feel SO. DUMB. How do those fashion bloggers do it?? I MUST keep practicing. Haha.

Audrey Louise said...

Falling, as an adult, is so much more terrible and embarrassing than as a kid or teenage. Hahaha. I hate when I do that. Glad there were no human injuries- just eggs ;)
I'm obsessed with your pictures! That place is beautiful!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhhh I will always love both Father of the Bride movies! One of the very few sequels done right! And ooooh no about the tomatoes and raw egg, at least you fell gracefully!

Julie said...

Sometimes fashion bloggers shouldn't be posing ;)

Michelle said...

Hahaha the slow fall! That's hilarious. To look more like a fashion blogger, all you have to do is stick a hand in your hair and look at your feet ;) those pictures are gorgeous!

Brianne said...

I agree with Emily, you definitely need a reality show! My inability to pose would make me a horrible fashion blogger. Oh & my lack of fashion & someone to take my picture... lol

Lizzie Simantz said...

I was envisioning you falling onto the eggs and being surrounded by tomatoes! OMG too funny girl! And I'm like you, I planted WAY too many tomato plans so we have about 20829898 tomatoes too. I give them to anyone who comes over. That cathedral is GORGEOUS!!

Faith said...

OMG, give me all the tomatoes! You're making the best tomato sauces, right? Or at least caprese salads which are my favorite :)

And you falling and Matt seeing you on the ground ... I'm picturing it and can't stop giggling.

Love all the pictures!

Amanda said...

Yummmm, tomatoes! Haha sorry about the egg incident! At least a lawn full of tomatoes is a soft thing to land in? :) And lol - I also cannot pose like a fashion blogger! ;)

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Oh girl, you might have fallen - but I bet you fell more gracefully than I would have! The other day my teeny tiny dog knocked me completely off my feet whilst I was on the call to a client and I landed on my arm and hip and somehow managed to carry on the whole conversation hahaha.

Lux G. said...

Uh-oh. I guess that makes life more exciting. :)
Oh,the farm life is always interesting contrary to what others think. Those tomatoes are amazing.

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

That is too funny! But your tomatoes look ten times better than mine!!

Jenny Evans said...

We tried to grow tomatoes once and it was a dismal failure. I just cannot keep plants alive. Looks like you had fun with your sister. Not all of us can be fashion bloggers; I hate taking occasional pictures of myself to put on the blog. I look SO unnatural in every picture because I know it's being taken!

Rachel said...

Your garden sounds so cool. Also, I remember you mentioning this cathedral before and it still looks so awesome! I would totally be pulling out my fashion blogger poses if I visited there...

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Ahaha I'm totally imagining your graceful fall! ;) Girl, send me some tomatoes then cos the ones here are awful!! And I LOVE them! Miss me a good tomato!

What a beautiful cathedral! And how fun that your little sister is in town :D

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

That cathedral and garden are beautiful! I'm getting European vibes from it. Enjoy that quality sister time!

BLovedBoston said...

Oh my gosh the picture you painted of falling outside your farm is too funny- glad you were okay and just a bruised ego :) Such a great way to spend time with your little sister :) xo, Biana

Alex M-S @ Whitehall & Rose said...

Omg that garden story hahaha. SO something that would happen to me. I only wish I had a garden like that to fall out of. And do you have chickens?! I have become super into the idea of having chickens lately.

Your day with your sister sounds so nice! How beautiful are those grounds? And Father of the Bride 2...yes. All the yeses. I'm OBSESSED with those movies. I want my wedding to look exactly like that.

Nadine Lynn said...

Your pictures are so pretty!!! Sounds like you guys had fun. I totally cant pose like a fashion blogger either. I always feel silly.

lauren alford design said...

whoa this place is gorgeous, looks like somewhere in paris!

sara [at] journey of doing said...

I have a hard time believing this castle is in the middle of PA. Hmm. Absolutely gorgeous. Can we talk about how gorgeous your sister is too? Oh to be young with great bone structure and gorgeous skin... Sorry. My under eye circles have sister envy.