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.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

garden gifts

skippy and chickens

I made out very well with Santa this year.

I got chickens for Christmas! A pretty hen and a big rooster. A variety that's very easy to care for. But not so good at laying. They are antique iron ornaments. I'll let them out in the backyard in the summer and inside in the winter. Skippy posed with them.

I also got a new weed whacker of my own. (I have been using the Community Gardens'). It has a rototiller attachment and a heavy duty brush cutter. I'm definitely looking forward to using this!

What gardening gifts did you get?



Anonymous Compostings said...

Lovely chickens! And dog. Christmas is always a good time for the gardener. This year I got a handful of helpful books and a silly garden gnome!

December 26, 2009 8:04 PM

Blogger Corner Gardener Sue said...

I had to laugh, because the words appeared before your photo did, but I didn't get as far as when you said what they were made of. Well, they are good looking chickens, and Skippy looks like he enjoys posing next to them.

December 26, 2009 10:59 PM

Blogger Liisa said...

I got the one gardening gift I asked for... "What's Wrong With My Plants? (And How Do I Fix It?)" It's the one holiday gift I hope I never have to use! :-)

December 26, 2009 11:42 PM

Blogger Kalena Michele said...

Interestingly, I didn't get any gardening gifts for Christmas. lol

December 27, 2009 12:35 AM

Anonymous Flowers said...

Nice blog with nice picture. the picture on your blog interest me to go through through your blog and finally I enjoyed it.

December 27, 2009 2:06 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I love gnomes and garden books. But I guess its the wrong time of year to give gardening gifts.

December 27, 2009 2:16 PM

Blogger Karen said...

I received a very much needed gardening "tool" - a new pr of Bogs boots! I love 'em!

December 28, 2009 2:29 PM

Anonymous Amy said...

I got a mini greenhouse that I can start my seeds in. It comes with a heat mat for seeds that need higher temps. for germination. Can't wait.

December 29, 2009 12:12 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

My gift was getting my garden back. We moved back into our house after a 10+ month remodel. The veggie garden has new raised beds, I have new pots (gardenia, verbena, sage, mint, fern) near the back door, and the scene is set for a spring of renewal. Happy New Year, Kathy, to you and all yours. (I had my first cucumber martini on Stella's birthday two nights ago and thought of you!)

January 01, 2010 3:10 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

P.S. I gave Alice a garden gift... ask her!

January 01, 2010 3:12 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Sounds great Jen! Happy New Year.

January 01, 2010 3:20 PM


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