Up our way, along the lush streets of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you will find many fresh produce road side stalls selling anything from vine ripened tomatoes, pineapples and avocados to honey and free range eggs.
All of these stalls accept payment via the 'honesty box' system, a small box which is placed amongst the items for sale for passers by to stop and place their money in when collecting their goods.
I'd like to think that every one does the right thing and put the correct amount of money in the box and hope the growers never experience being short changed or worse theft!
Sunday, driving back from a morning coffee down along the Noosa river, we passed a roadside stall with the most gorgeous Frangipani trees, all of them at least 7ft tall in huge pots all for $30.00 each.
Try going to a nursery in town and picking up one of these magnificent trees for that price...they'd be at least triple the amount!
We chose two beautiful specimens, one pink and one white....and only an honesty box for putting our notes in. It appeared that others had picked up their trees that morning too as the box was oozing with notes.
We didn't feel comfortable leaving all this money on the side of the road....just as we stood there deciding what to do, a lovely little man appeared from down the driveway. He had come to collect his earnings thank goodness and was pleasantly surprised with what he saw.
Anyway after giving us a tour of his massive Frangipani and Pandanus field, he kindly helped us load the trees on to the back of the trailer before wandering back up the drive counting his takings.
I love this about our area, everyone is so helpful and trusting, it has a great community feel.
Take a look at our new trees!
We have a lot of tropical colour going on in the garden at the moment.
A happy week to all.
P.S - I have one tired and worn out teen back from 'schoolies' week...safe and unharmed! Thank god I never have to go through that again.