….. and she loves being involved in all kinds of dirty activities. Wait a minute, get your mind out of the gutter, readers! What kind of followers do I have anyway? Always thinking the worst. Maybe what I should have said is my wife spends more time with her garden hoe than with me.
That’s right. Patty’s a hoer. She’s also a trowler, a digger, a raker, a waterer, a pruner, a weeder, a mulcher, a planter and just about anything else that has to do with gardening and landscaping. Come springtime, gardening and yard work become her passion. As evidenced in the slide show below, I have indisputable evidence.
Yes, she loves her yard work. But I can’t understand her spending all that time with earthworms when she could be with me 24/7. They’re getting more snuggling time than me! Holy ground dwellers, Batman, did I just admit to being in second place behind non-arthropod invertebrate animals?
In a way it’s great though, because I hate gardening. That’s not to say I don’t engage in my share of yard work. Like using the mower, the edger and the blower. That’s because they involve machinery. Oil, gas, ignitions and switches….you know, all the really cool, manly-man stuff (he said, puffing out what’s left of his chest).
Anyway, thanks for listening. I just had to share that, what with spring now here in all its glory. I’ll leave you with one more picture though. Here she is trimming her bush……..OK people, there you go again! You’re pathetic!
A wormery. I never saw one in action, but I bet they are a great way to get rid of waste leaving no evidence behind. BE careful!
I leave all the groundwork to Patty…..and she loves it (aren’t I lucky?)
You are indeed.
I’m so glad Patty has a manly-man to do all those manly-man things.
My talents are few, I’m afraid that it’s true
But intentions are good, I hope that’s understood.
So thanks for the boost, it keeps me all juiced
To do manly man things, with motors and strings.
And a poet, to boot!
Watch the spam you’re going to get in your folder now. I wrote a post with the word bush in it and had to go and make it private, I just couldn’t deal with the spam. 🙂 You however might be able to do something creative with it.
I take that as a personal challenge. Bring it on!
Our yard is very small…city sized. I can see you have a much larger yard and beautiful too. Gardening is one of the best exercises you can take. David has discovered it in his later years and now likes it very much. Try it you will like it. Besides Patty needs help with that big beautiful yard. Well, maybe she does. She looks like she is having a ball. perhaps you are not invited? Dianne
You hit it right on the head Dianne. The only thing worse than my “black thumb” is my tendency to track mud in the house.
Ha! I hope Patty is a good sport or you’d better hope she got around to landscaping your new home – the doghouse. I’m puzzled by the picture with her bright smile and a box of dirt in your living room?
That picture is from her sister’s work shed where she keeps some worms for her box gardens. Patty was “borrowing” a few.
As for the doghouse, this blog was approved by the family censorship committee before it was posted. But I do keep a bed out there for those many “aw shit” moments I seem to have.
Sounds like Patty keeps a compost bed for all your “aw shit” moments – just as good for the soil as worms.
I was wondering what that picture was about too! Looked like she was delving into the compost bin in the kitchen!
I shouldn’t be telling you this, but Patty is a member of a cult that worships worms. Not many people know about them because they pretty much stay underground.
Nope, you really shouldn’t have told me that!!
Thanks for clearing up that title. I didn’t think you were the kind of guy to be slinging mud at your lovely wife. Now, she might be the kind of woman to be slinging mud at you, what with her hands it the mucky stuff all the time… 😉
Yes, I was relieved when she moved from pots and dishes to the much softer mud.
My husband thinks the best tool of all is a weed whacker – gas powered, of course!
He sounds like my kind of guy. Have him call me if he ever wants to talk about tanks.
That Patty is such a cutie! Love those pictures of her. I need her to come over and give me some advice on my front yard. As for your comments about her, all I can say is that Patty is a saint. Enough said.
You should know that Patty gave approval before I published this. You don’t think I’m that brave do you?
I guess she went with the best-looking guys 😉
Still trying to get me back for that “glad there’s only one of you” crack, eh?
I think the worm’s ability to converse intelligently on a wide range of topics is widely misunderstood. I can see your wife is a wise women
Do you think they would be smart enough to explain the theory of wormholes to me?
Oh, I meant hoer…
A rose by any other name……..
Hey that hoe is my sister:)
Well, you know what they say, “you can choose your friends, but…..”