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, October 28, 2012

Marian's visit

Marians visit 069 Writing a blog is an interesting thing. Usually it's just me, going on about my garden or photos I took. "I did this, then that". But the best part for me is getting comments. Sometimes comments come from gardeners on the other side of the world.(OK, it can be really hard to hear about summer in Australia when we're under a foot of snow.) Sometimes I get comments from gardeners with more experience than me, or who have a good idea to describe. Sometimes a new gardener comments with a question.

Soon after I first began blogging in 2006, Marian from London UK added her comments. A bit about her lottie, a note of support, a quick hello. Over about 5 years, we've virtually gotten to know each other.

Well, this past week, Marian and her husband John traveled to Boston and I was very pleased to become a part of their travel plans. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, we met at my community garden plot. We talked, we walked. It is really an exciting experience, to put a face to someone I have known for so long.

I enjoyed hearing how Marian's experience of a community garden in the UK is different from mine here in the US. And of course there are lots of UK and USA politics that make for good discussions these days. We chatted as we walked through the gardens and then back around and through the fields with fall colors. We talked more at my house, over garden fresh pizza and fresh cabbage slaw.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful :] Friendships are the best!

October 28, 2012 7:31 PM

Anonymous Diane C said...

Isn't amazing how the internet has let us meet kindred spirits? I love face to face meetings too.

October 28, 2012 11:36 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Hi Kathy,it was a wonderful last few hours in Boston as we were, as you know, on the way to the airport. We enjoyed it so much, talking, the gardens, the Pizza and Gardenslaw, and Skippy playing drums with his tail on my leg!! A friendship memory to hold dear.
Marian (LondonUK)

October 30, 2012 4:20 AM

Anonymous Barbara Mentzer said...

Lovely story! Do you share your recipes? The cabbage slaw looks delicious and beautiful.

October 30, 2012 7:45 PM

Blogger blueberry1946 said...

My heart is warmed!

October 31, 2012 12:44 PM


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