Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It is Raining so Let's Play Tag

It seems like a long time ago Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings tagged me. Well it is raining outside and now is the perfect opportunity to play this book tag game as well as the meme VP at Veg Plotting graced me with. This is also an excellent reason for putting off using this rainy day to clean up my office and catch up on my sewing. Thanks ladies.

Okay, I will start with the book tag. Here are the rules.
Pick a book of at least 123 pages.
Open the book to the 123rd page.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next five sentences.

I bought the 'Southern Kitchen Garden." by William D Adams and Thomas R. Leroy while at the Master Gardener Convention a few weeks ago. Happily I was able to here My Leroy speak on the subject.

Here is what page 123 has to offer.

"While there are a number of ways to irrigate, low-volume systems like drip or microsprinkler are the most efficient way to apply water. Leaky tubing is another low-volume system that works well in the kitchen garden. If these systems are set up with a time clock, you can almost forget the the time-consuming drudgery of watering. Of course, it is good therapy to water the garden by hand occasionally, and the "hands-on" approach is best when you are planting seed or setting out transplants. It is most efficient to utilize water during periods of low temperature and light winds."

Next is VP's meme Here are the rules.
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post six random things about yourself.
Tag six people.
Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog.
Let the blogger who tagged you know that your entry is up.

1. I am not a morning person.
2. My goldfish think I am god.
3. I hate folding socks.
4. I have recently lost five pounds.
5. I have been told that I talk to myself while I garden. Really, I am just responding to the voices.
6. I post about the sisters all of the time, but I have just as many brothers.

I tag these victims/friends.

Joy at GardenJoy4Me
Matt and Jen at Our First Garden
Anna at Flower Garden Girl
Meme who does not blog so therefore must play in my comments.
James and Shala at Double Danger
Curmudgeon and Wing Nut at Weed Wackin Wenches

Feel free to play one, both, or neither of these games. This is just for fun. Don't play if you don't want to and no tag backs. I really need to clean my office and sew.

Okay, there were way to many very strong opinions about socks. Ourfriendben and Silence Dogood actually ranted. To set the record straight I set up a poll. Over there under my profile on the sidebar. Let your opinion about socks be known.


  1. Great choice on the book. Love it.~~Dee

  2. ok....no time to read, can't see it anyway!
    1. I actually do have a very pretty back and front yard. yes I do know how to grow things.
    2. I really, truely wish I could be on drill team again.
    3. My daughters are the most wonderful creatures.
    4. I suspect you people could give a rats butt about non gardening comments!!!
    5. Mary Poppins was on this weekend. I love Mary Poppins.

  3. He meme, remember that old lady drill team in Arizona. Maybe we should start a not quite young lady drill team here. I can still do the splits.

  4. Ha! This is great, Debbi! Much as I love kitchen gardening and Southern kitchen gardening, I would like to seize the moron who wrote that it was therapeutic to occasionally water the garden by hand and make him fill up the bazillion plastic milk jugs I must use to water MY garden by hand, haul them all out there, water the garden and greenhouse, come back, refill, repeat. And again. And again. And... grrrr. And don't even get me started on socks! All existing socks should be turned into puppets or dog toys, and no new socks should ever, *ever* be made. Thus saith Silence Dogood and our friend Ben. Amen!!!

  5. Hey there Silence and ofb, I just got a nmental picture of y'all draggin milk jugs around. This is not to far fetched as Nancy and I do it from the redneck rainwater harvesting set up for our greenhouse. Agreed about the socks. Socks are bad.
    Oh btw, you barely missed getting tagged for this. I didn't because I loved on y'all last week.

  6. Wait a minute. That last part sounded bad. I ment in a blogging reading linking way.

  7. Ok .. maybe it is just me .. maybe I'm crazy .. but I know I am NOT alone in the crazy house with you guys all around me .. "ben" the milk jug thing .. WHY ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ... are there no hoses in your part of the world ?? I say again .. WHY ???? .. ok .. enough of that .. the shear volume of work I just saw in my head with that has made me dizzy .. and besides that .. I'm going to throttle Debbie .. we haven't had rain in two weeks ... they keep saying we are going to get some .. NOTHING is happening but me watering the garden ("ben" with a hose .. we only have milk in a bag here .. thank god !!!) ... ok .. where was I ? as I waste Debbie's space here .. I think I still have to do a tag from VP yet .. she is still waiting .. so now you are in the hold line up .. I will do this .. but it may be during Xmas holidays ??? hahaha
    Long day in the garden today .. really blew my socks off ? .. we were talking about socks at some point and time ... right ?

  8. I found your blog by "accident".
    I read it now, because I love it.

    Feel free to visit mine!
    Yours is an inspiration to me...

    thank you!

    fairy Sary

  9. Hi Joy, Am I in trouble because of the tag or the weather? The question of socks was good or bad. We have two votes bad no votes good. Maybe I should put up a sock poll.

  10. Hi Sarah, glad you wandered over here. I was found by or I found Dee that way and here we are a few months later in garden bloggy heaven. I took a quick look at your blog, very pretty. I will visit again.

  11. Great Post Debbi and I loved meme's non-gardening Comments too.

    Life really is too short to get bothered about socks isn't it?

    Hope the sun shines for you tomorrow, but I'm pleased you were able to play tag today.

    Greetings from a sunny and hot England for once!

  12. VP, I think of England as cool and flowery and Texas as hot and cacti covered. Glad you had a nice warm day. That settles it, I am putting up a sock poll.

  13. Hi Debbi! 1) Did you make the lovely green, blue, and yellow quilt in the profile photo? I love the colors and design! 2) You left a comment in my blog saying you noticed I linked to your blog (on composting) while you were "playing with my sitemeter." That sounds like a neat tool--is it something available through Blogger or feedburner.com or...??? Thanks! 3) Prickly pear is native to Michigan! :)
    ~ Monica

  14. Hi monica, Yes I made the quilt. It is really little, just a wall hanging and I don't have it anymore. It was actioned off for my MG group.

    I found the site meter by going to the dashboard at blogger. Search sitemeter and it will give you options. It was free and a lot of fun. You can see who, where, and why people make it to your site. The google entries are often halarious.

    Prickly pear is native to way to many places. Sometime later I will rant on cacti.

  15. Socks? I don't like socks. My evil socks like to grow holes in them so my toes stick out. Either that or one of them dissappears! ARGH! MIL used to teasre me because I never used to wear socks. Not even in the winter and you KNOW how cold it is here in the frozen north. I didn't own boots either.

  16. Hi cinj, the socks or loosing people. I think we may have started a mini sock rebellion. I blame ofb

  17. Well that didn't make any sense. The socks are losing is what I ment to type.

  18. Ok... we got it done. Officially tagged someone else. Enjoy!

  19. Ok---brb--gotta go find a book packed away somewhere. I really want to find that southern humor book. Wonder what it has to say--that ought to be a real hoot---see ya'll later when I get this post done.

  20. Hi Anna, got get it. That sounds like the right way to play this here game.