Thursday, September 26, 2013

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie




 

 
::Meowwww::
 
Welcome back to my garden.  It's been a bit soggy this past week, so this casual garden stroll happened before the rains started.   This is how I look when I patrol.  Most of you know I have a large garden.  It's an acre!  A girl's paws can get tired covering all of it.
 
 
I flop and take a nap whenever I feel like it.  I've earned it!
 
Did you know that I did a really good deed?  Let me tell you about it.  We have cut back on how many veggies we plant because mom and dad can't possibly eat it all. We freeze some...dry some, but it ends up being too much.  So...I got an idea...and I meowed it to my mom.  
 
Based on my meows, mom located a food bank very close to home.  On the day she found it, dad and I harvested 5 pounds of tomatoes.  I helped dad bag it up and he went and dropped it off!  How cool is that?  Mom said that next year we will plan on this so I can grow WHATEVER I WANT!  Any extra can be given to the food bank.  I can feed my community.
 
Oh that makes a garden kitty feel pawsome!
 
They even told me and dad the kinds of things that are popular like zucchini and carrots and things....purrrr.  My mom won't let me grow zucchini because it goes crazy...but now if it goes crazy we have people who need it and want it.
 
purrrrr
 
 
I'm already starting to plan for next year.



22 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

That is a pawsome idea!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is a great idea, Jonesie! I'm so glad you thought of it.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was an amazingly excellent idea! Food banks probably don't get a lot of really fresh produce. I think those people should all be thanking you!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

That's a pawesome idea! We're sure the food bank will be thrilled for the extra produce.

The Island Cats said...

What a great way to use the extra foods you grow, Jonesie! Do they take any extra catnip you might grow? (Like there'd be extra, right?!?)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What a great idea. Mommy took the extra blueberries to a "soup kitchen" one year. Mommy said the man running the place was so happy because they seldom had fruit. He was able to make blueberry pancakes for breakfast and then have blueberry cobbles for supper.

Sadly this year Mommy was unable to contact the man, she had wanted to take him some more blueberries. Mommy thinks the city (hiss) closed the soup kitchen down. She drove past where it used to be.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That is such a great story. Well done, Jonesie!

Purrs,
The Chans

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So proud of yoo Jonesie ~ giving to a food bank and helping those in need is awesome.

Love Alfie xx

ANGEL ABBY said...

Jonesie we are so glad that your pawrents have been able to help others with their wonderful gift. We understand that fresh produce is one thing that these places all need. We know there is always some kind of legal mumbo jumbo so we hope you can continue to contribute!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

That is wonderful Jonesie!!!!! We know Meowm has brought home some stuff from co-workers gardens!

rascalandrocco.com said...

What an awesome plan! I will keep that in mind next time I have excessive produce.

Flynn said...

That is a great idea Jonesie. We have had loads of tomatoes this year and mum gives some to neighbours.

Meg & Quill said...

That is pawsome!!! You are our hero!!

Terri said...

How wonderful your pawrents were able to share goodies from the garden!

Pee Ess: NEVER plant extra zucchini, Jonesie ;)

Derby, Ducky said...

good for you with the fresh veggies, those have to make the people furry happy.

Carrots, squash, tamaters, beans.

Charliepuss said...

Awwww! You are such a wonderful sharing pusscat. Good for you. I bet your vegies taste better than the vegies at the shops.
Charlie

Cat said...

Oh Jonesie you are such a generous kitty to share you harvest with those in need!!!!

Eileen said...

Great idea Jonesie! We is sure the beans you help will be so excited to get fresh vegs so much.

Mom says you has furry special pawrents too!

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

We are glad your mom and dad listened to you when you suggested donating to the food bank. We are sure your yummy tomatoes were enjoyed and appreciated.

meowmeowmans said...

Jonesie, you are such a great gardener, and we are so proud of you for donating that produce to the food bank.

Kitties Blue said...

Jonesie, that is absolutely pawsome that you are able to donate the extra veggies to the food bank. And you look quite adorable patrolling your property! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

savannahspawtracks.com said...

oh Jonesie! giving to the peep food bank is simply brilliant..but then we always knew you were a sensitive kind of ladycat...purrs Savannah