Wednesday, December 21, 2011

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – from the Grinch


On the first day of Christmas the garden gave to me
A wasp’s nest in an oak tree.

On the second day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the third day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Three deer a-chewing,  two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the fourth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Four voles a-chomping , three deer a-chewing,  two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the fifth day of Christmas the garden gave  to me
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the sixth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Six rabbits munching, 
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the seventh day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching, 
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasps nest in an oak tree

On the eighth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching, 
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the ninth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the tenth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Eleven weeds a-growing, ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas the garden gave to me
Twelve stink bugs stinking , eleven weeds a-growing, ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,
FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS
Four chomping voles, three pesky deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree




Encouragement and Christmas cheer to those with less-than-perfect gardens.

7 comments:

  1. Very cute and lucky most of the problems are minor although the deer a chewing caused us to put up a deer fence---actually it was their ticks and Lyme disease, not their chewing. Happy Holidays, Carolyn

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  2. Merry Christmas, Karen! Thanks for a fun post, and I think Mr. Grinch has been giving in my garden, too!

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  3. Hope that you enjoyed the service from Kings College Karen :) I like the Grinch's version of that well known song. A happy Christmas from this side of the pond and happy gardening in 2012.

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  4. I think this is one of those little ditties that my work crew will be singing together on site when we wind up clearing blackberry cane.
    Thanks!
    Anne

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  5. Anonymous - LOVE that idea!! Yes I should have included blackberry canes, reed canary grass, muddy swamp.... All from personal experience of course. Thanks for chatting.

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