Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged! DG from Food and Garden Dailies tagged me today. Hmm, this is my second tag so hopefully I play the game correctly :)

Here are the rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.

2. Mention the rules on your blog.

3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.

4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.

5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know that they have been tagged.

DG and I met on a canning group we both belonged to. She continues to stop by my cooking blog and this blog. So first I would like to thank DG for visiting my blogs and second for tagging me. DG's blog is about food and gardening. She does have this thing about the perfect trash can so you will want to stop by and read all about it. Her carrot cake with cream cheese frosting looks devine!

Let's see, 6 unspectacular quirks about me:

1. I detest grass lawns! - Sorry folks but grass is simply evil as used in most applications. It is chemically dependent, high maintenance, water hog and environmentally unfriendly plant thanks to the myth that everyone must have a lucious green carpet aka lawn. There are better, environmentally friendly ground covers that can be used in place of grass. The only thing good I can say about it is in some applications it is a good plant to prevent soil errosion.

2. I'm a die hard nature lover. - I am the type of person who enjoys going to the city for a day or two but would never thrive in a city. I need to be surrounded by nature on a daily basis including all the sights, sounds and smells of nature although I will admit I could do without visits from centipedes. I'm also not too fond of snakes either but they are allowed to stay in my gardens as long as they leave me alone.

3. I'm not a bare foot person. - Honestly I wear socks and/or slippers indoors all the time regardless of the season and I wear shoes outdoors. I even have bed socks! About the only time I go bare foot is on the boat or when walking along the beach.

4. I'm actually a very shy, reserved person. - I'm fine around family and close friends but not around strangers or in larger group setting and certainly not in crowds. It takes a long time for me to warm up to people I don't know.

5. I'm a food snob. - I prefer down home cooking using fresh, home canned or home frozen ingredients. I prefer growing as much as possible and look for organic or pesticide free produce when buying. I grow a vegetable/herb garden because I can and because it tastes so much better than you can buy. I can, freeze and dry to preserve the abundance from my garden because I tend to avoid foods laden with extra preservatives, salt and sugar.

6. I stomp cemeteries. - It's true. I head out usually early in the morning to a cemetery of choice looking for ancestors. I carry a PDA with folding keyboard, digital camera, notebook and pencil as well as my lunch. I'll spend a good day documenting and looking for ancestors. My family thinks this is a rather morbid activity but it is a necessary part of genealogy research.

The people I have chosen to tag are:
  1. Maitre author of Magic & Moments At Dragonfly Cottage
  2. Monkey Tale author of Monkey Fables and Tales
  3. Sandy author of Writing in Faith
  4. Debbie author of MamaFlo's Place
  5. eastcoastlife author of eastcoastlife
  6. dawniemom author of My Tasty Space
Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


  1. Very interesting facts!!
    I'm even more fascinated because you use a Mac (me too).
    Thanks for tagging me, I'll be writing mine soon.

  2. Very interesting blog I like how you give photos and description. Interesting game here but not sure how to get started.
    Maybe tomorrow I'll post the rules and some sites and see what happens



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