Are the green beans this year great or what? This week we were given a donation of several gallons of green beans to share with our seniors. I have frozen, cleaned and snapped my fair share this season and gratefully so. I just have to share a funny anecdote about green beans with you that happened a few years ago. Our two grandsons were telling their sisters good night, Keegan, then age 3, said, “Night, sisters. Sweet dreams.” His brother Ayden, then age 2, not wanting to be outdone, called out, “Night sisters. Green beans.” I can’t look at a green bean now without thinking about that.

Our wildlife interaction was less active this week except for an impressive display of run and flight exhibited by a wild turkey on the road heading to Clinton one morning. We were on our way to our weekly breakfast club gathering when we caught our friend heading in the same direction. There’s a quote from a book I read that sums up how Sean and I feel about our friends. It’s from the book, The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe: “Friends are relatives you made for yourself.” I do love a big family!

What do you do when Country Extra magazine asks you to write up an article about your non-profit organization? You do it right? Yes, I did. We are really excited about our article in the July issue. It was an honor to be included in this wonderful publication that focuses on country living.

We ended our week with a board meeting at the retreat. I can never express enough the appreciation and love I have for our board members, friends and family who support our organization. Giving of our abundance brings us and those who receive so much joy. I wish I could share with each of you the joy and appreciation our seniors have when they receive something from our Seed to Senior program, or our Daily Bread program. Giving matters every day so no matter how you choose to give, give, give from your heart and your rewards will be everlasting. “The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers,” Terri Guillemets. Please consider supporting our board members if they visit you with a sign up or sponsor sheet for our upcoming benefit football game. We are sponsoring only one fundraiser that will support our mission the entire year. Our community calendar is filled with wonderful events and fundraisers and we feel that by having only one event we are supporting all the other very worthwhile causes by not over taxing supporters and freeing up our time to help other organizations as well. Our annual benefit football game is Sunday, September 10 beginning at 2:00 pm and the Clinton High school football stadium. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the game will be used in addressing Senior hunger in our community.

If you have a heart warming story to share, would like to visit the retreat, need a hug, want to book a stay, or volunteer to help call, 501-253-4716, 501-757-2750, email, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market page.