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, August 27, 2016


Soon after Skippy died, my husband came home from work. My mother in law was visiting. We worked together, talked, cried. We made and canned bread-and-butter pickles, dilled beans, raspberry jam, and bottled 50 lbs of honey. The next day we dried 4 pints of tomatoes, and donated 30 lbs of squash to the local food pantry. I have to stay busy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We never forget our furry friends
Remember the good times.

August 31, 2016 4:50 AM

Blogger Cathy Miller said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Skippy. Losing a pet always seems so unfair but you can enjoy the memories forever.

August 31, 2016 1:21 PM

Blogger Tanja said...

So very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your dear Skippy.

August 31, 2016 4:06 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thank you. Your condolences mean a lot to me. He was such a big part of me.

September 01, 2016 9:29 PM


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