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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

a gift from my mom

squashes

My mother gave me an old copy of The Oxford Book of Food Plants, published in 1969. (She found it at a library book sale for $1.) I love the old drawings of vegetables. The ones above are the squashes. They look like the Delicata that I just collected seeds from.

vegetable marrows

garden gifts

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2 Comments:

Blogger tina said...

What a very thoughtful and lucky buy for your Mom.

December 27, 2008 9:30 AM

 
OpenID livinginalocalzone said...

What a great gift, one that shows how caring your mother is and how she knows your passions! The drawings *are* beautiful.

December 27, 2008 1:14 PM

 

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