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, June 26, 2016

I'm so busy in my garden - ALL the time. I can't believe I'm a garden blogger and I can't find time to write about my garden because I'm too busy gardening!

Well, life happens too. My dad died and we are planning a service next week. It's one reason I'm in the garden - it's my favorite place.


Blogger Mike Davis said...

First, Kathy, so sorry about your father and your medical problems. You're such a great person, we readers care.
I, too, am a blogger (though not in your class) whose blog has taken a back seat to stressful times, so I do understand. So far this year I'm without a garden (moving to a different state for family and health reasons), so I can hardly wait to get started again. Please know that your blog is an inspiration to many.

June 26, 2016 2:11 PM

Blogger Phuong said...

My condolences to you and your family. Please take as much time as you need and be kind to yourself.

June 26, 2016 4:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father and of your health issues. The garden can be an oasis to us all. Take care, you are in our thoughts!

June 26, 2016 7:56 PM

Blogger Tomato Thymes said...

I am so sorry about your father's death and your health. I love reading your blog and you have always inspired me.

June 26, 2016 7:59 PM

Blogger McKenzie Graham said...

Oh I'm so very sorry to hear about your father. That's one of life's greatest tragedies; take as much time as you need.

Isn't the garden so therapeutic? It continually reminds me that "life finds a way," in the most comforting (and sometimes harsh) way.

June 26, 2016 9:15 PM

Blogger Sam said...

Longtime reader, first time commenter. I'm very sorry to hear about your father and the health problems you are dealing with. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

June 26, 2016 11:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to you also, and my [no pressure!] thanks for all your blog posts - always appreciated. I often look up former posts for tips as we are in similar zones. Please don't feel bad about ever not posting!!

Gardens are such havens for tough times, and I am sure I am not the only reader who knows this from rocky life experience. Despite gardening set backs, I find the garden still tends to be more predictable and controllable then the outside world! And we also get veggies for our efforts!

ps - the scape photo is very artistic! I hope you enjoy your scapes. [I usually have added mine to cooked dishes in the past, and just this season tried them raw chopped in salad - yum. How did I not do this sooner?]

June 27, 2016 3:48 PM

Blogger Dana K said...

I'm so sorry for all you're going through. The garden is a wonderfully therapeutic place. Enjoy yours.

June 27, 2016 5:24 PM

Anonymous Colette said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. There's nothing I can say to make that better, but please know I can empathize.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful things in your life with the world. My goal is moving to Boston, and your garden is like a beacon of hope.

June 27, 2016 9:28 PM

Blogger Nick said...

Kathy, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. From your blog posts detailing the work you put into your parent's garden, its clear to see how much your father meant to you.
I love your blog and I hope that, in some way, the passion you have for the garden helps you through these tough times.

June 27, 2016 10:06 PM

Anonymous Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Kathy. Thoughts are with you all. Your garden is always a salvation even more so at difficult times.

I want to thank you for letting me share your blog. You inspired me to have a go.

Please take care of yourself xx

June 28, 2016 1:27 PM

Blogger MIchaeldg said...

My condolences Kathy, may the garden with all it teaches about the cycle of birth through death give you solace during your time of mourning and recovery.

July 04, 2016 12:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathy, I'm just catching up on blog reading and saw this post. I'm so sorry to hear about your father's passing. You have written before about your father's love of gardening and so I'm sure that spending time in the garden gets you close to lots of memories. Deb S

July 04, 2016 4:13 PM

Blogger Judy said...

Oh, so sorry to hear this Kathy. I had no idea!

July 19, 2016 11:04 PM


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