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I Enjoy Gardening

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    Gardening Mishaps

    My worst experience associated with gardening with a large garden fork occurred when I was not looking at what I was actually doing.The result was I pushed that large fork through my left foot,that is through the shoe as well. I ended up in hospital getting stitches. Then my last...
    silverkyt silverkyt 61-65 Mar 4, 2012

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    Seeds

    One of my favorite gardening activities is collecting seeds.  Last week I collected some seeds from crown vetch that is growing in a ditch near where I work.  I wasn't sure I had seed at first because the seeds are in a cluster of spikes and the seeds are...
    ferndill ferndill 41-45, M Sep 6, 2009

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    Gardening Is Relaxing But So Rewarding

    Hello. I sit eagerly all winter for spring too arrive. The new sprouting's from your bulbs you planted the year prior, start showing themselves as they slowly creep out of the soil. It always makes me feel good too stand on my deck and look at how pretty the yard and flower beds...
    MissingTeenie MissingTeenie 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2010

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    First time gardener here

    and can't wait for my veggies to come in! Yeah, yeah I know I planted to much but, we'll see how it goes!
    Ski75 Ski75 36-40, M Jun 10

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    Love Getting My Hands Dirty

    As an adult, I have always had a garden. I can grow marvelous plants anywhere, even in the hot, dry, desert sun. When I lived in California I had a Japanese themed garden that filled my yard. In Las Vegas I had a square foot raised garden bed where I supplemented...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Gardening Anywhere ...

    I am enjoying my gardening, even tho I'm living in a rented house. Lots of my plants are in containers, as I have this (NOT deluded) notion that I am gonna be able to buy (share ?) a house, and plant the stuff in the ground. Just about everything grows better in the ground...
    scabow scabow 70+, M Feb 12, 2013

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    Slugs

    I have come to the conclusion that slugs are Mother Nature's tax collectors. After all it's her dirt, her rain, her sun, and ultimately, it was her seeds. She's just trying to recoup expenses by getting her share. That being said though, I hate paying taxes.
    Fortnight Fortnight 51-55, M Sep 29, 2011

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    Hard to Beleive!

    I remember as a kid enjoying the garden with my mother.  She had a real green thumb and I so enjoyed seeing things grow.  As a young man, in my first house, I had a small garden, but when I moved, I never had a garden again until last year. I have a huge garden...
    2nice 2nice 46-50, M Oct 4, 2009

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    Complaint

    It is a major source of genuine happiness.I experience it each and every time.I love to look through the big windowin every season and I take care of the colors.It should be green in all its shades half ot the year.Flowers are for spring and autumnwhen either I cannot wait for...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Sep 25, 2011

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    I'm finally developing my gardens in this place

    we are living (always had gardens and nice yards in the previous places, even as a kid). Last year I planted a lawn and flower bed in the front, and this spring I started tomatoes and chill's in the back. More to come, but I need to get a job to pay my expenses and fund my...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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    Frustrated Gardener

    I started getting into gardening after I met my wife - she is a keen gardener but has arthritis and therefore has to limit her gardening endeavors. to be honest I have little interest in growing plants, shrubs, trees etc. but I do LOVE growing my own veg. I have cleared a little...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    The Incredible Shrinking Lawn.

    I planted over 100 bulbs and other plants today... and I'm still not done!
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Urban Garden

    I swear I must have been born right in the mud and grass of my parents' rental, because it's been engrained in me since I was really litt;le playing with the raddishes the landlord grew there. We moved when I was three or so into the house I spent my childhood right up until a...
    bhrc bhrc 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    We Need To Put In The Effort

    We reap what we sow. How true it is. If we take the time to invest in something useful the rewards are there to reap. The reward may not be monetary but can be very pleasurable. I spend time in my garden, spring, summer, autumn or winter. They like us need care. I love my...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Feeding Mind And Body

    I enjoy gardening. From the breaking of the ground. To the harvest. It is a way to relieve stress. You can watch your efforts pay off day to day. I Can always find something that need my attention. It's a way for me to feed my mind and body.
    gasolinealley gasolinealley 46-50, F Oct 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Picked tomatoes, yellow peppers, jalepeno peppers, white and yellow onions, some oregano leaves, basil leaves, and garlic. I'm simmering it all now, making my homemade spaghetti...
    Redbuns Redbuns 56-60, M Aug 9

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    I very much enjoy Classical Music. I know it sounds so out "lame" to some but there is nothing I enjoy more then taking a nice long bath and listening to some classical music, or...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I enjoy those conversations that get you thinking and are enjoyable. I enjoy deep and intimate conversations where everything is on the table and the two participants trust each...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”---Chaim Potok I enjoy silence. I enjoy the stillness of...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I wanna cry now cause I never got chance to enjoy life and cannot enjoy life ever . ******* life
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M Jul 27

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    Although I don't find myself especially intelligent I do enjoy talking with intelligent people because I enjoy the exercise and the challenge. I feel that expansion of the mind is...
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I enjoy having a drink occasionally with friends / colleagues. No I don't drink very often so when I do I like to enjoy myself... What makes this difficult is having a partner...
    Mysticme Mysticme 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I don't consider myself to be much of a romantic anymore, regarding people or life in general. However, once in a while, I will read or watch something that feels very romantic to...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Its true I do enjoy getting to know different people through the web.. I enjoy talking and sharing things to get a better understanding of them
    justtheloner justtheloner 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I enjoy cooking too. I haven't been cooking lately been busy with school but the stuff I enjoy cooking are Italian, Mexican. I've also tried making these Thai spring rolls with...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I enjoy the smell of rain. The somehow fresh, cool air in my lungs. The invigorating sensation you get after taking a deep breath; like you can get through the most arduous...
    SquaredA SquaredA 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Before I start, I want to thank everyone who's commented on the stories and given them a like. To recap for those of you who haven't read the first parts to this story, apart from...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    A little parable I saw in an office once upon a time many years ago ;-) There once was a little bird that flew into a barnyard and started hopping around happily, looking for bugs...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Mangos!They have got to be one of the most luscious fruits ever. I just enjoyed a juicy one, fully. Delicioso!
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 23

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    They ask me to write about some kind of scenario, I write it out. It gets me off. As well, I really enjoy the challenge of creating compelling characters and themes while at the...
    rasputinoob rasputinoob 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Enjoy the little things in life because one day you´ll look back and realize they were the big things...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 26

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    The process of understanding the opinions and positions of others, is something I truly enjoy. I love a spirited debate and find them stimulating.
    maggiemaggamuff maggiemaggamuff 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Came back from EP vacation because I was in the need to spend more time in real rather than cyber life. It has been a gratifying experience. I have been able to consolidate a...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I enjoy helping others. Its so much to help others in need. Just to see a smile on there face and knowing I helped them and there family! I went on a mission trip last summer for a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I am a straight guy and no interest in cross dressing, being gay or anything else other than being myself, but I do enjoy wearing leggings for the right activities. I have always...
    leggingsforme leggingsforme 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Hey guys. I am not here for sexual conversations or anything like that. I am simply here to meet new people and find friends. So if you add me or message me and I feel like all you...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I enjoy being a woman who likes another women.Also the deepness and complexity are way in another level.A real pain in the *** for the bad,but worthy the good.I believe this gender...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 29

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    I do enjoy cooking but I have to get the ingredients too. Today I went to Tesco and I had forgotten the little notebook I keep with what I need to buy. It was nerve wracking! I...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 31

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    One warm day in February - a little over three years ago I found the courage to go shirtless into my neighborhood hardware store. I was looking for a padlock and a friendly (and...
    60some 60some 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I do enjoy it, but not when there are some real idiots on the road, don't try road rage with me. And the slow drivers? Oooooomg -.-
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am enjoying myself even though I'm doing very little, or does that just sound like denial?
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Aug 2

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    I keep journals and have different ones for different purposes. I keep a dream journal because I dream every night and if I don't write it down as soon as I wake up I will forget...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've always enjoyed helping others in need. I was never the type to ask for help because I liked doing things independently.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been a smoker for almost five years. Even though I am fully aware of the health risks I use cigarettes as a way to get temporarily release from the every-day stress we all...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    I enjoyed the freedom it gave me. I had never been good at ball games and though I was fit and fast that meant nothing to the PE teacher. When I was about 14 we got a new teacher...
    cleanwhiteunderpants cleanwhiteunderpants 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    When my nips fall out, i just enjoy the moment or two before i scoop the little puppies back inside where they belong:)
    promqueen2002 promqueen2002 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    This story isn't to people that are clinically depressed, because that is a whole different side than what I'm talking about. So I really enjoy helping people. Making them happy...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    Life is Like a Cup Of Coffee. A group of alumni,highly established in their careers,got together to visit their old university professor...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I really enjoy helping others tremendously when I can. The blessings will come back at you ten fold. I have had some great experiences with family and friends.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 6