Mooseys Gardening News Desk

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Moosey’s has done what I have always dreamed of doing, but never had the skill or the time to pull off. They have assembled a collection of gardening newsfeeds in one convenient location for your perusal and enjoyment. If you don’t even want to know what an RSS feed is, much less set up a reader to aggregate them for you, mosey on over to Mooseys Gardening News Desk. At the top of the page on the right they have some general categories and the number of different sources in that category. For example, the Favourite Gardening Newsfeeds currently has 40 different feeds in it. Moosey’s gives me credit “for evangelising about gardening RSS feeds and her excellent gardening bloglines resource. After many days of hand-picking garden and gardening feeds from around the net you end up with a list that looks remarkably like Kathy’s :)”

I try very hard to make sure everything that’s on the Bloglines resource is in my Garden Blog Directory as well. But the fact of the matter is, I’m not keeping up with all the new garden or garden-related blogs out there. Jane Perrone has mentioned several blogs that I’ve just never gotten to. I see links on fellow gardeners sidebars that I keep meaning to explore. In fact, Moosey’s has several I hadn’t even heard of. And, in the process of porting this whole website over to WordPress, I want to flesh out the Garden Blog Directory that I started here. But, let’s face it, there’s only so much a homeschooling-gardening-writing mother of twelve can do in one day, especially when she’s teaching herself web design, CSS, php, and who knows what else as she goes. A tip of the hat to Moosey’s for getting done what I couldn’t. If you stop at the newsdesk, make sure you also look around the rest of the site. Moosey’s Country Garden is one of the biggest, bestest garden sites on the web. I’m glad they’ve finally added their own feeds, otherwise it’d be difficult to keep up. Now, if we could only get the major gardening magazines to join this game . . .

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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bill May 10, 2005, 11:09 am


I am sure you probably did mention “large family” and “home schooling” before, but maybe I did not put the two together.

My mother was from a family of twelve and one of my aunts has that large a family also. In both cases the children were spread over enough years that there were never actually that many in the home at once.

jenn May 7, 2005, 10:47 am

I think perhaps that if you did mention both facts, they were in separate posts, divided by time. I do, faintly, remember something about home schooling, in connection to a reference to one of the older children (who had their own bit of garden, I believe?)

And large family? 4-6 kids is a large family. 12? While I have met another mother with 13 kids… 12 is something beyond the pale.

And again: Go you! And go them!

With twelve you have the classic one-room schoolhouse, with the older kids helping the younger kids along and furthering their own capacity for the material at the same time. Which I bet is your model.

To me. Sounds exhausting. But then I can certainly see the satisfaction of a good day when one or more of them ‘click’ on a difficult subject. Teaching is not something I would go into, but I was a ready helper in many of my college classes, working to get others to see what I had already understood. There can be great pleasure in that role, too.

Twelve. Wow.

Kathy Purdy May 6, 2005, 6:25 pm

Well, I am pretty sure I have mentioned both of those facts before, but I am not going to go through my entire archives to defend myself. When two of my longtime faithful readers act surprised, I have to wonder if perhaps I only imagined it. It is possible I have merely alluded to having a “large family” without getting more specific. I am closer to Erma Bombeck than Martha Stewart, and the fact that I have any time at all to devote to my own interests is due to having several very capable children who are most certainly pulling their own weight.

bill May 6, 2005, 5:54 pm

twelve!

and homeschooling. I am impressed.

jenn May 6, 2005, 9:45 am

Homeschooling, too?!?

*thump!* as head meets desk…

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Go You!