Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I've done some research and found the link for dog equipment for all of you gardeners. At any rate, this is the place I used for absolutely everything, except veterinary services, when we had dogs. I have utmost trust in this company. I've bought everything from beds to bowls and everything in between. Their catalogue is fun to browse for pet owners. They also have stuff for every kind of pet you can imagine. Give it a look-see.Drs. Foster and Smith Inc.
In the meantime, my son has decided to get a dog. At the moment he's a soldier in Iraq, but will be coming home in the spring, all set to get a puppy. I'll suggest this place to him as well. It is called Drs. Foster and Smith Inc.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This morning our daughter and family are without their wonderful, German Shepard dog. Eisa was a lovely, gentle,"always ready to be your pal" kind of dog. She was well behaved and obedient. She guarded the children and everyone who loved them. She chased cats and worried squirrels.
When our daughter called to say Eisa was gone, we all cried together. We'll all miss her. She truly was a member of the family. It brings to mind that so many of us have pets. I thought perhaps I should offer something pertaining to pets here. I'm still searching for the "just right site" or store to get things for our pets.
I think it's appropriate to offer something for pets on a gardening site. Our pets love to be outside and with us as we garden. They help dig. They chase away those persnicikity animals like squirrels, wood chucks, moles and other little things that can give us grief. They share our water and snacks. They try to help us do our weeding...even if a plant or two suffer in the "helping". Some even carry our tools for us. Perhaps not to precisely the spot we wanted, but, hey, none of us are perfect!
So, I'll offer a place to get some Pet Meds here. When I find a site that offers some other goodies for our best friends, I'll add that as well. For now, this will have to do. The prices are right and maybe it'll help you keep that wonderful pet of yours jumping for joy. Maybe it'll help him, or her chase a snake or frog right out from under your feet!
Goodbye Eisa...we will ALWAYS love you!

Friday, January 25, 2008


I just read a bulletin about hauling firewood. It shouldn't be done for any long distances. The reason is that it carries insects that could be very detrimental to the forests where it ends up!! That makes a whole lot of sense. I don't know why we hadn't really thought of that before now. Many hunters, and winter campers haul firewood because it's easier than getting it at their destination. The State of Maine has released this bulletin which I think is worth reading in it's entirely. Visit this link, and be educated!

Monday, January 21, 2008


Whoops! I'm SO sorry I forgot to put in the January Chores! Here they are now. Actually there aren't too many of them, which is why I haven't been blogging. There's not much doing in the garden this time of year!


Start looking for those wonderful gardening catalogues!

This is a good time to check old seeds for viability

Remove any heavy snow from evergreens.

Put your Christmas tree outside to provide shelter for the birds.
You can also smear the branches with peanut butter mixed with corn meal.
The birds will love it!

Keep those bird feeders full.

Any questions about January?