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May 07, 2009


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Dawn - Well my lettuce is germinated so there is hope up here in New York state!
Renee - I hope the post and our conversation yesterday helps you get started with a garden. Do it in memory of Guy! I'll help in whatever way I can across the miles.


I guess family ties extend to similar thoughts. I have also thought about a SMALL garden. i haven't had one since Guy died 16 years ago. But I was thinking one of those 3x3 raised beds! I really like that pop-up net cover, I need to get one of those before I start finding a place for the vegetable bed. You have inspired me AGAIN.
Love you,

Dawn Fine

Its nice that you are still finding the time to garden...although it is paired down from what you used to do.
We are here visiting my sister in NC..we are already eating lettuce, cilantro, broccoli rabe from her garden.
I cant believe you are still using pellets this time of year.

The Zen Birdfeeder

MB - you're welcome! Gardeners Supply Co has great customer service. And the beds go together literally in minutes. Good luck with your garden this year.


Those ready made plastic raised beds are a great idea. Thanks for the link to their site.

My wife and I got back into gardening this spring. Mostly done for the wildlife that frequents our yard.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.