Thursday, August 30, 2007

Plunder from Down Under!


OK, OK...I know it's a fuzzy picture and I promise I will try to take a better one, but I thought it more important to get a post in while I can. My DH has taken over the home office for study while he's been in an intensive Law Enforcement Management Course that the manager-type people at his work have been doing this year. So, I have not had access to my computer in the evenings lately.

On a trip to the market to buy fruit, I was delighted to find the apples and Zespri kiwifruit from New Zealand were on the shelves as well as the sweet Australian oranges we had tried last week had been re-stocked with fresh ones. Now, yes, while most of the time I like supporting American farmers, I also love to "support" our family in New Zealand. My SIL is probably cringing at my mentioning this, but he's worked in NZ agriculture for many years. He's actually been a part of the developement of some of the fruits we like to eat. So, the bottom line is we like to support him too. :) After all, it's not often that you find a SIL as good as this one. Plus, if we buy Zespri kiwifruit, we will be doing our bit to help with his and my daughter's salaries...which then helps them to be happy...which makes us happy...

See? What goes around, comes around. As Dolly Levi said in "Hello Dolly", "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's doesn't do a darn thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow!" This is my philosophy for many things in life which I will not get into right now, but you get the general idea.

So when ya'll see some of these New Zealand apples and Zespri kiwifruit (not those Californian or Chilean kiwifruit - bypass those) in the markets now, please try them and think kind thoughts towards our New Zealand branch of the family tree. They (New Zealanders) take a lot of pride in making sure you get to enjoy the "fruits" of their labors.

And that branch of our tree is one that we are very fond, and proud, of. We couldn't have asked for better relatives!

6 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I don't think I've ever seen New Zealand fruit in our markets! Maybe it's because I don't shop in the "high-end" grocery stores. :-) I might have venture into one just to look for Zespri kiwis....

Kathy L. said...

I don't shop in "high end" stores, Michelle. We don't have any here. These are in regular, plain-ole grocery chain stores.

Tina T-P said...

We see NZ apples all the time, but I don't know as I've ever noticed the Kiwi fruit or the oranges in particular - I'll keep my eyes peeled :-) T.

Val said...

This Kiwi branch of the family wishes it could bring some fresh kiwifruit with us but they would probably stop us at the border. Will have to buy some when we are with you

shepherdchik said...

Our chain stores here have a lot of hispanic interest items since we are in a meat packing area so I don't think I've seen these but I'll have to look more closely. I do like Kiwi's.

Tina T-P said...

OK Kat - it's time to get back to blogging - no more gad-abouting and having fun (or at least tell us about it!)

Neelix & Sinda would like to know how Sven & Ole got their names. See my blog for more info. T.