Monday saw my son Huw and I up bright and early heading out to Somerset where the very kind and generous Neale Gillett and Denise Bennett donated a UTE LOAD OF ZUCCHINIS! Not just any zucchinis, but enormous lush, green, heavy ones. It got us thinking….when does a zucchini become a marrow and where does courgette fit in?
The van was almost bursting at the seams and it took a little to get used to the weight in the back…and going round corners was hilarious as the zucs found comfortable resting places. There must have been at least 150 in there.
Where does one take 150 zucchini’s I hear you ask?
Well…….we began by dropping off a few at Oakleigh House in Burnie, then we left quite a lot at The Salvos in Burnie…….Huw went home and I continued the journey stopping off at the Penguin Sustainable Living Centre where Lou and I convinced the Green Jobs Crew of the many wonderful things one can make with a zucchini of this size! Then it was off to The Salvos in Ulverstone where not only family support took some but the volunteers in the shop gladly received. Then I made my way to Devonport where The Salvos, the youth shelter, YAFF and Vinnies all marvelled not only at the size but also of the generosity of people.
I headed home, still with a booty full so stopped in at Mission in Penguin, Anglicare in Burnie and The Burnie Lodge in Wivenhoe…….my last stop was back at The Salvos in Burnie, they just had to take the last of them, I gave them no choice!
And there you have it….many, many, many people sharing the bounty of a generous farmer…..awesome indeed!