I’m married to a hoer…..

….. 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.

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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!


About Al

Retired from a couple of professions, trying my hand at writing about the events in our lives.
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32 Responses to I’m married to a hoer…..

  1. Grannymar says:

    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!

  2. pattisj says:

    I’m so glad Patty has a manly-man to do all those manly-man things.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    • Al says:

      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.

  5. pegoleg says:

    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?

  6. 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… 😉

  7. Margie says:

    My husband thinks the best tool of all is a weed whacker – gas powered, of course!

  8. Coming East says:

    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.

  9. I guess she went with the best-looking guys 😉

  10. 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

  11. RaRee says:

    Oh, I meant hoer…

  12. RaRee says:

    Hey that hoe is my sister:)

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