Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OH YES I CAN!



I LOVE to garden. During the winter months when I can't be outside working in my garden I spend hours looking through gardening magazines, gardening books and flower and seed catalogs  dreaming about spring.  So when I found out I had a fracture in my foot I looked on the bright side and thought "at least it happened now and not in the spring!" However, every now and then we get a really nice winter day....a day to be out in the garden. Yesterday was that kind of day. I so badly wanted to be out in my garden but I thought "I can't work in the wet garden wearing this boot." Then I had an idea and thought "OH YES I CAN"....I put one plastic bag inside of another, pulled it over the boot and put the belt to my hubby's robe (sorry honey) through the handles and made a knot to hold it up. It worked like a charm and I was able to spend the afternoon working away in my garden! It was a very good day!

Happy Gardening.

Words and Photos Property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden

30 comments:

  1. Christy, Oh no. I'm glad to see you're looking at the bright side. I broke my arm when I was a kid and I used to put a bread bag over my cast so I could keep it dry and float around on the lake. I hope your days in a cast fly by.

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    1. Thanks Debbie. It is such a hassle wearing this thing and I can't wait to have it removed!

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  2. I've used grocery bags over my shoes to get to the bird feeders in the snow! Glad you were able to enjoy your day in the garden!

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    1. Gardeners can always find ways to get into their gardens!

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  3. O, I love gardening magazines!
    But a "nice day" for gardening we'll have only in late April

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    1. Gardening magazines and catalogs keep me connected to my garden even in the winter months! Thank you for visiting my blog!!

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    2. TarikoiN...I enjoyed looking at the pictures on your blog. I especially liked your garden design. Is there a place for me to post a comment on your blog?

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    3. Ofcourse! I'm always open for conversations about gardening! :)

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    4. Hi tarikoiN....I didn't see any English on your blog so I don't know where to post my comment. Can you tell me which word means "comment"? I look forward to "talking" with you!

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    5. Unfortunatly I don't know how to explain(
      Maybe this pic http://cs407125.userapi.com/v407125587/6bf1/y7rTkV9oRKo.jpg could help?
      It's the very bottom of each post

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    6. Ok...I'm going into your blog and try to find this and write a comment. Let me know if it works!

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    7. Still nothing((
      It's sooooo sad(

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    8. Good morning tarikoiN....OK, we'll try something else. You keep visiting my blog and I will visit your blog but we will communicate through my blog! How does that sound?

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    9. It's 18:00 in Moscow, so good evening)
      And why can't you leave a comment in my blog?
      Is there some error? I want to fix it!

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    10. Hi....I'm not sure why I can't leave a comment on your blog. Yesterday I went into what I thought was the "comment box" and left a comment, but since you still can't see it I guess I didn't work. I don't think there's an error, I just think since I don't know the language I'm not putting the comment in the correct place.

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    11. I don't think there is a lot of places to put a comment)))))
      It's the only box that I can see
      It's so strange and pity, cause I still don't have any comments in my blog((

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    12. I'm sorry! I found a box and put in a comment, then another box pops up and you have to select one of several boxes (I think...I wasn't sure what it wanted me to do since I can't read it.) I selected a box and hit "enter", but obviously I didn't do something right.

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    13. Hi there))
      Can you try again? I've left a comment in the first post and made a printscreen
      http://cs407126.userapi.com/v407126587/5d8f/j4rnpxjLgGs.jpg
      I want to see your comment so much :)

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    14. It worked this time because I could see my comment after I posted it. Hurray!

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  4. How on earth did you fracture your foot? Glad you found a way to keep it dry and be able to putter in your gardens. Good for you!

    FlowerLady Lorraine

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    1. I'm pretty sure it happened while we were hiking. It's not too bad and hopefully will be healed soon...it has to be before spring! I'm not letting a little fracture keep me from my garden...that's just not allowed!

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  5. Where theres a will, there is a way.... That is my motto..... Great idea...

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    1. Hi Skeeter. That's a great motto and I think I'll start using it too! It definitely fits!

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  6. Ditto what Skeeter said. That' s great that you got to enjoy a day out in the garden after all!

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  7. Hi sweetbay....yes, I was so excited and it felt so good to be out in my garden....can't think of a better way to spend and afternoon!

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  8. Oh, my! I hope it heals well before spring! I have a growth on my ankle that is going to be checked February 14. In March, I am supposed to have some veins injected with some stuff that will cause them to shrivel so that blood can't pool into my ankle. It stems from an injury I had when I tripped on our dog's leash outside a few years ago. I, too, hope I am all healed so I can garden, and do it without the compression socks I am currently wearing.

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    1. I hope we are both better before spring....we have gardening to do!! :-) Honestly, I know myself and even if mine isn't completely healed I'll be out in the garden come spring time.

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