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.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

snow on Skippy

snow on skip snowy skippy
Skippy came out with me to check on the kale. I love the way the snow collects on his thick fluffy fur and doesn't melt.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Skippy looks like he's dusted in confectioners sugar!

January 18, 2009 3:28 PM

Blogger Stewart said...

Oh that's so sweet.
Beats me how you live in the snow like that though.

January 18, 2009 4:28 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yeah. Another 10 inches today. I don;t even want to think about it.

January 18, 2009 7:53 PM

Blogger aliceb said...

What happens when Skippy shakes? I'm skiing in the Sierra's and we could use some of your snow. The terrain is pretty bare. Global warming or just a dry, warm year?

January 18, 2009 8:10 PM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Alice,

Global what? Actually, I happen to have An Inconvenient Truth on the TV now.... Thought I'd finally watch it.

We got 10 inches today (so far - its still coming down) on top of more than 30+ inches total snowfall already this season. Way above our usual levels.

I spent much the day shoveling and blowing snow. I wanted to make a snow man in the front yard, but didn't get time. Maybe tomorrow.

I tell Skippy to "shake" before we go into the house, and it all flies off him and instantly he's a dry black dog again. Such a good boy.

These days Skippy is wishing for a job, I think. He likes a challenge. Likes to show he knows what to do. Too bad he doesn't work for a fisherman. In the middle of the winter, we're doing a lot of sedentary and indoor things. He'll be happy when he can get back to guarding my garden plot. ME TOO!!!

Have fun skiing, sis.

January 18, 2009 9:20 PM


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