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Posted on 15 January 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

Old-Time Gardening

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By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

No one really appreciates what an old-time gardener went through when it comes to garden preparation.

Especially, if one did not own a horse.

So this year, I have decided to teach this history to some of my young garnders.

This lesson is going to start with their holiday gift.

So way I went to the store. Not the clothing store but instead a non-traditional type of store for my holiday shopping. The store I refer to is what I call a feed and seed. Since I support my community businesses, I choose to go to my local feed and seed.

While there, I pick up some manpowered tools. A garden spade and garden fork along with some garden clogs are on my list of items to get. Along with these items, I get some gardening gloves and a hat to keep the sun out of their eyes. They will really need the gardening gloves and hat because this garden project is going to take some time.

My next stop is to my local discount store, where I pick up a journal for each one of my gardeners. We are going to document this process and hopefully this will be a record that they will share with their future family.

At this point, you may wonder what this gift is Read the rest of this entry »

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