Saturday, September 29, 2012

The End Has Come

Hello Friends.

All good things must come to an end, and that time has come.  For everything there is a season.  MOM is sad about this, me too.  

See my sad face?  

It was the day that the garden needed to be pulled up and tilled up.

Bye Bye Tomatoes

The corn was gone a little while back.  But the pumpkins are everywhere.

Here are some of the squash, acorn, and what I call the alien pod squash.  And the pumpkins we will use in mid October for our big fundraiser for our local Veteran's Home.  We have a big Chili
Cook Off and a 5K run/1 Mile walk.  All kinds of fun stuff for little kids to do, including a big giant sling thing that the kids can fling small pumpkins and small bag of flour at targets out in the alfalfa field.  Oh and the blood truck comes and people willingly give up their blood to help others.  It is tons of fun!

There is Mr. Steve with his faithful tiller.  

This is the big pile that we will compost to make beautiful soil for next year.

I am taking a moment to give thanks for all this land provided to so many.  Not only the peeps at my church, but the hundreds of pounds of food for St. Annes Homeless Center and also lots and lots of veggies to a local retirement community.  Those senior ladies were so happy to get so much stuff that they could can.  MOM heard that they really missed canning but they did not have a garden for the veggies or the funds for the canning stuff.  So I told MOM we should help.  And we did.  We dropped off lots of the stuff from the garden along with all the canning supplies they needed.  They were all smiles, so were we.

Until next season beautiful garden.

After we were done MOM and I went home to our garden.  But we are going to keep our home garden up for a bit longer.  So what did we do you might ask.

We watched football.  Normally I sleep through most of a football game.

But my MOM was making such noise during this game I could not sleep.  The guys playing were Volunteers and Bulldogs.  I naturally thought we were cheering for the Bulldogs.  But MOM informed me that we were cheering for the Underdogs, which I guess were Volunteers.  I found this all very confusing.

Apparently that there is a Volunteer underdog, not a Bulldog.  And that is who we want to win.  Why?  I DO NOT KNOW.  I stopped asking questions and eventually I went to the couch, told MOM to wake me for dinner and then I put my head under a pillow and went to sleep.  

Later that night MOM and I had our own game of foot-ball.

I think this should be a holding call on MOM.



  1. We are in awe of your church garden. It was pawsome. Thank you fur sharing it with us. Footballs is on our agenda this weekend, too. XOXO

  2. Wow! You guys certainly did an amazing job with that yummy garden!! I'm glad that so many people enjoyed nummy stuff because of it! :-D Don't worry, it will all be back in a few months!

  3. Man Dude, that heading really scared my Vickie. "The End Has Come" we thought something had happened to you. Gosh....

    We worked all day too, but you sure got a lot more acomplished than My Vickie and Rocky got done. That looks great, although we will miss the beautiful garden you had this year. But what a crop.

    Thanks for sharing some of it with us too.

    You guys are the best.


  4. You scared me with the title and the beginning of your post! Yikes! I'm glad it was just the end of garden season. I bet those ladies were thrilled with the canning supplies. Mom says she used to help her grandma do that, but it was a long time ago. I'd be a little confused about the game, too!


  5. I'm with Bert as far as your title had me a bit scared at first. I thought maybe you were leaving blogville. Don't scare us like that, okay?

    Your church garden was great. It's amazing how many people were fed from it. What a fantastic community project.


  6. Me too! I thought you were going to be signing off and I wouldn't be able to handle that! Looks like you had a fun time playing football with your Momma! That's definitely a holding call. The penalty? Extra treats for you!

  7. So many benefited from your wonderful bounty. What a wonderful project!

    Bart and Ruby

  8. Woof! Woof! Happy Garden Summer, Indeed. For sure you many many families smile. I have to tell my mom to have a football game ... Golden Thanks for the idea. Beach n Football Sunday day for us. Happy Sunday Service to your mom. Lots of Golden Woofs, S

  9. Wow, goosey, your garden is sooo big and what a great job your community has done. I am so proud of you! And those pumpkins look ready for Halloween, hehe. I usually sleep through the game too. Don't know what's going on. But playing footie with mummy must have been fun, ei? Have a wonderful Sunday, my friend.


  10. Don't worry about your back yard - now you can see the mice and the mole much better... Fall is great, you can watch movies or read a good book - best time for being lazy :o)))

  11. BOL Easys' comment. What a harvest. We love the idea of canning. It is really an unknown art over here. Nobody has canned since the war. Mind you after our awful summer there is no crop to can anyway. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. Hurry up next year..What fun you have though :) Great you get to play footy with Mom xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Next year will be a great year....maybe you can grow a super pumpkin

  14. Awesome garden - and I'm so glad nothing went to waste. I bet those ladies were happy to have things to can!


  15. I was scared TOO... Butt then I realized that you were talkin about your church garden. I think OUR garden will come down NEXT week.
    SAD fur SURE.

  16. We are really going to miss your garden too Goose! You do so many wonderful things with it and help so many people. That just warms our hearts.

    I think you should call in the Ref's because Mom should definately get a penalty for that hold!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  17. Hi Goose
    What a nice garden you had too you and your church members are very excellent gardeners. Looks like you had a beautiful day to till and tidy up. Love love love the pumpkins. My peeps bought 2 yesterday and they are whoopers too
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  18. Woo, Goose! I was so sad until I understood you were talking about the garden! You really had me going! Don't think of it as the end, though - think of it as a new beginning for next year's garden! How exciting to think about what all you can grow!
    Your garden sure did a lot of good for your community. Judging by the look on your face in that pic of you with the pumpkins, you're well aware of that! Way to go, Goose and Goose's MOM!!!! And the volunteers! (Oh... sorry. Not to be confused with the Volunteers. Is my head the only one spinning?!?)
    I like your foot-ball with your MOM better than the kind on TV!!!

  19. I got scurred that u was going to The Happy Place a little early. Oh wow am I glad it is only the gardening! Yay for u and ur Mom. :)

  20. I am so happy that the garden brought so much joy to everyone. I am sad for you that it had to leave for the winter. :(

    I agree, holding on your moms part!! BOL!!


  21. We find those games very confusing but mom never found a favorite team so we do not watch them. Butt, we will go to the Chili cook off so we are hoping there will be one for us pups to taste too!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  22. Sorry to hear about your garden. And what's up with mom! Not cheering for the Bulldogs!
    Benny & Lily

  23. Howdy Goose, what a huge beautiful garden you had. It is wonderful of you to share with all your mates and make them so happy. We watched football too over the weekend but it was the Grand Final of Aussie Rules. Sounds like you had a great time. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  24. I wish we could garden year around too. But no worries, Spring will come and there will be a new garden to plant. But you scared me with those opening lines. I thought maybe your blog was at an end...what a relief!

  25. Awww, don't be sad, Goose. So much good came from that garden. Just think of all the mouths it already fed and all the ones that will be fen through the winter. And then all the stuff leftover is doing good too as it going to get things ready for next year. All great things to be happy about. And the best part for today, all that fun time with Mom:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  26. Goose, there was so much beautiful in pulling up the garden! AND we saw an ENORMOUS amount of beautiful in seeing those VOLS on your TV. See, we're big UT fans and seeing that beautiful Orange on your TV just made our night. We were watching the same thing at the same time. That was beautiful.

    P.S. That was definitely holding. ;)

  27. What a harvest Goose! Luv the alien pods BOL! The end of the joys of one season denote the beginning of joys for the next season :)

    Waggin at ya,

  28. We noticed all of the farmers were out harvesting their fields when we were driving around this weekend. Many have already been plowed under. Always a sign of fall.

    It is nice that your garden made so many people so happy.

    We are Wolverine fans here. It isn't a dawg, but we are OK with

  29. Mom and Dad are just starting the fall cleanup on the gardens. They only wish they were done.

  30. Oh I'm sad about your garden but I am so very thankful of the amazing harvest you have had, its great to live off the land and you have had a huge haul, the pumpkins you have there look so good, I love pumpkins and Mum loves them too, especially at this time of year, she cooks with pumpkin in everything, soup, stew, pie, casserole, salad and as side dishes like her maple pumpkin and sweet potato roast! Yum! Real taste of Autumn! I love all the photos Goose, you look happy and handsome, just keep that smile on your face and think that the vegetables will be back next year! Love and Licks from your Furiend Frank xxxxx

  31. At first Goose my stomach started to hurt when I read your title cos my mom and i need you guys to stay here and blog with us. Second how nice of you guys to share what you grow...I know everyone you give veg to is grateful and know that saying about its better to give than receive....they must have been thinking about you guys
    stella rose

  32. We pulled up most everything in our garden this weekend too, except the carrots and the tomatos. We has not yet had a killing frost, so we thought we would leave those in.

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