Saturday, June 6, 2009

Your Father Might Be a Redneck If...

...he does stuff like this.

My Mom sent me the above photo by e-mail this morning with no explanation. My first thought was, "What is it?" (NOTE: that's a censored sentiment. This is a family blog, so I won't type what I really thought. I was having a crappy morning.)

My Mom didn't reply to my query, so I showed Hubby. He said it's my Dad's take on the Topsy-Turvy Tomato Planter that is advertised on TV.

It appears to be working. I mean, look closely and you'll see the tomato plant is thriving. And it is still early in June. If he'd planted that plant in the ground, it would probably be dead.

But it's hanging on their front porch. In an old 5-gallon bucket. It looks a bit rednecky, if you ask me. I guess I am just not as environmentally conscious as Dad. After all, he's making use of something (the old, 5-gallon bucket) that would otherwise get tossed in the trash.

This is one of my favorite pictures of my Dad. It's a couple of years old. That's CeCe on the lower left. She's no longer with us. This was taken at the WV place one weekend that Dad came up to help.

Speaking of West Virginia, if we'd saved the drywall buckets that were left over from that project, we could have had our own tomato FARM.

That's Hubby pictured above with some of the buckets we had left.

So, is my Dad a redneck? Or environmentally responsible?


  1. Hmmm. I think I'd say your dad is thrifty in these recession-y (yes!) times. :-) I mean, he didn't buy the topsy-turvy, so he probably saved a lot of money!

  2. Yep. This is his experiment and he says it is working well. He was tickled that I made him "famous."


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