This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

more horse manure

skippy in the tub

I collected another wheelbarrow full of horse manure for my garden today. I'm pleased to be accumulating a good layer of this. The good news is that Skippy refrained from eating it today. The bad news is that he decided to roll in it. It seems to be very cool stuff to a dog. Does he look a bit embarrassed in this photo? At least he's clean.

horse manure for the garden

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Blogger Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Go skippy. How funny.

December 16, 2008 10:58 PM

Blogger Susy said...

what is it about poop that attractis dogs?

December 17, 2008 10:10 AM

Anonymous Chassity said...

I'm babysitting my brother's Lab while he's in Iraq and she eats my Lab's poop... if she's in the yard with him, she stands guard while he's pooping... if she's not in the yard with him, she scours the whole yard when she does go out to find her a tasty snack. YUCK!!!

December 17, 2008 10:52 AM

Blogger pjkobulnicky said...

How insensitive ... does Skippy have to bath you when you put on your smelly stuff?

More seriously .... better poop than skunk.


December 17, 2008 11:03 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Poor Skippy to have to put up with this ;-) And yes, it could have been worse.

I keep Skippy too clean (he gets a bath about every week or week-and-a-half). Some people say he's the best groomed dog around. He doesn't seem to mind the tub too much and seems to be really happy to be clean - or at least to get out of the tub. who knows. I find it hard to know what he actually likes and doesn't like. If he knows what to expect, he likes it (and he certainly knows the bath routine).

Of course, it was easy to see that he loved the smell of that manure pile!

December 17, 2008 7:34 PM


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