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Offline reinbeau

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Gardening Angels
« on: July 26, 2009, 10:42:48 PM »
I have to share with you guys the wonderful thing that happened to me today.  I had a visit from Natalie and her husband.  Natalie knew I was down and couldn't do anything in my garden, so she packed her tools up and came to help me - and boy oh boy did she ever.  She weeded my new herb garden and then moved out back to my really weedy veggie garden.  You just can't ignore weeds during July, especially when we've had so much rain, but I just couldn't do anything about them - this Lyme garbage really is an energy drain.  She weeded and weeded and weeded, I did manage to harvest the garlic and shallots, while she weeded and weeded - I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful gardening friend help me out.

Meanwhile, up in the front yard, her husband Bill and mine spent the afternoon scraping the moss and weeds out of the cracks of the brick walk and patio and spread fresh stone dust - Bill also lifted and reset several bricks that had sunk over a dry well!  I was floored, I hadn't expected that at all.  The whole walk looks wonderful, now I'll have to get the edger out and make sure the grass is well away from it, again, so it'll look good for a few more years!  Keeping the weeds at bay is usually easier than this summer, but with all the rain and the weeks of inattention it had really gotten ahead of me.

Thank you, Natalie, and Bill, from the bottom of my heart!

- Ann, A Gardening Beek -  ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 11:40:10 PM »
A truly heart-warming story! And a big kudos to Natalie and Bill :)  A friend who is willing to dig your weeds up is a true friend. :)

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 11:54:02 PM »
Very touching. :)

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 01:40:50 AM »
Angels indeed! Aren't friends grand!! I feel grateful too, reading this.  :-D
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 08:50:07 AM »
Holy cadoodlepoppers that is just wonderful! Hope you are feeling better Ann, thanks Natalie and Bill for helping our girl out.  :delivery: :rainbowflower: :rainbowflower:


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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2009, 09:59:57 AM »
My hat is off to Natalie and Bill and thank you for helping out our Ann :-D Ann did you meat Natalie at Beemaster's :? I think that this is great member's helping member's That is what makes Beemaster's a great place to hang out.
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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009, 10:26:05 AM »
You know, I can't remember which forum I met Natalie on now, it was either here or BYC.  We have so much in common, plus we live close, although we're both busy, we have been to each other's homes, our husbands gets along - it's nice to have someone close that shares interests and participates in the same forums.   It's a Good Thing!   :rainbowflower:

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 11:23:03 PM »
Yes, Yes Yes!!! Thats all I can say. Thats what friends do for each other.

Natalie, you are the best ever to help Ann out and you obviously have a wonderful hubby also.

Kudos to you

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 01:04:50 AM »
Ann you are very welcome. It truly was our pleasure to be able to help. It was a nice day working outside and having good conversation with friends. Everyone is being very sweet. I know how hard it is for Ann to be unable to work in her garden so I hope she is feeling better soon but in the meantime I am glad she allowed us to help out.

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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009, 03:58:13 PM »
  We'll be sweeping the stone dust into the cracks for a few more days before we can finish it but the walkway hasn't looked this good in years.  Thanks again to Bill and Natalie !!!  :cheer:
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Re: Gardening Angels
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 10:05:19 PM »
You are most welcome Greg. :)
It sounds like you might just finally get that rain tomorrow to help set the stone dust between the bricks.
Anything you guys need just holler... or maybe you should just call us on the phone because we might not hear you from our house :-D

 

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