by their fruits you shall know them

The swirlings of a raspberry-picker’s mind can conjure up some fairly unusual blog posts. Especially if the raspberry picker is thinking of scratches and Bible verses simultaneously. The result? This post–a how-to on correctly identifying the vegetable and fruit pickers in your life. Astounding, I know.

If they are walking like the bank director in Mary Poppins, they have either been picking strawberries or weeding.

If they have cobwebs in their hair, they have been crawling through a greenhouse of tomatoes.

If an intricate design of scratches covers their arms, they have been picking raspberries. (What’s a girl to do? If she wears short sleeves while picking, she will get a nice tan with scratches. If she wears long sleeves, no tan and no scratches and heat exhaustion. What a dilemma.)

If a greenish residue stays on their hands for half a day, they’ve been sorting zucchini.

If they smell like they’re wearing this $95 perfume, they’ve been picking basil. (Why someone would pay to smell like basil, I have no idea.)

And finally, if they make goofy jokes and laugh at themselves uncontrollably, they have been picking buckets of green beans in 90 degree weather.

The moral of this post is not Matthew 7:16 verbatim, although that’s the verse that kept popping up in those swirlings of my mind. Think on this rendition: “By their aches and scratches ye shall know the fruit they picked.”

Disclaimer: Please note that this post was composed while picking a row of thorny raspberries and having no contact with the outside world for two hours. Strange things can happen. Thank you for your understanding.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Samantha
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 22:48:37

    Loved this post. And so true…. by their fruits we shall know them ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I do wonder why someone would pay $95 to smell like basil. I can smell like that any day if I really want to ๐Ÿ˜‰


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