Saturday, April 2, 2011

B: Bereft of Bananas. A-Z April challenge.

The last of our bananas
Bananas are one of the favourite fruits of Australians. It’s a bit of a bother because the price has recently bounced around $11 per kilogram. This bleak price is blamed on the cyclone and floods north of Brisbane earlier this year. The bedraggled farmers battled the bloody weather in their Blundstones, but many felt beaten as they were bombarded by the blustery conditions. Sadly many of their budgets are bust and they fear they might go broke. Hopefully this beautiful part of the world will bounce back and become bountiful before that happens. These battlers don’t need any more burdens.

Screen captures from ABC24

Thanks to Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out and her bounteous crew for hosting this beautiful challenge.

A drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more no less.

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13 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

bananas! beautiful boadacious bountiful bananas.
(my clown name is la banan so I really like this post!)
Jan Morrison

sue said...

Jan I love your sentence of B's!

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baygirl32 said...

$11 a kilo! I hope they bounce back soon.

happy "B" day

Kris Yankee said...

Wonderful B post! Great info and loved your use of b words.

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! Aren't you ambitious doing this on both blogs! It is fairly stunning what disasters can do to prices, eh? In the US, our current crisis is tomatoes--the frozen winter in the south doesn't usually happen, so our sources has a lot of the normal harvest ruined.

sue said...

babygirl32, I'm missing them, way too expensive, but worse for the growers who have lost everything.
Kris, thankyou! glad you liked it
Hart: I think I need my head read! I think we somehow need to learn how to grow more of our own foods if possible.

Siv Maria said...

Bananas, great fruit and wonderful sleeping medicine :) Thanks for dropping by, I look forward to coming back here soon.

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!!
gigglelaughcry.blogspot.com

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had so many staples shoot up in cost, along with gas and electricity.

I will pray that things lighten up in all manner of ways for all of you! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. It meant a lot, Roland

Trisha said...

I love banana smoothies banana bread, banana cake, etc., but not a fan of bananas on their own. Weird :P

Manzanita said...

I love bananas and drabbles.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Oak Lawn Lady said...

Great topic for the "B". Bananas are expensive in Canada, too. 89 cents a lb. It's outrageous for something that mostly ends up as banana bread.

I'd love to have you check out my take on the challenge, comment and follow, if you'd like.
I'm at:
http://oaklawnimages.blogspot.com/
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images