Monday, September 24, 2007

I Love a Few Of My Neighbors

Probably not for the reasons you think. If you read my blog, then you know we have a lovely tortoise named Tina since August 6Th. She eats most green leafy plants and you can buy her romaine (not iceberg), kale, Endive, Radicchio, turnip leaves, and spring mix from the local super market. However, if you don't spray your lawn, which we don't, you can collect what most consider weeds right off your lawn. We pick thistle, plantain or plantago major, clover, Hosta, mulberry and her all time favorite dandelion flower and leaves.

Three of my neighbors don't spray their lawns either and told us to go ahead and collect "food" for Tina off their lawns as well. In fact, they let us know before they are going to mow their lawn so we can collect stuff and put it in baggies for her. Since we have had Tina, we haven't really had to buy her too much food because between our lawn and the few neighbors she is eating very well. I also have one friend nearby who has a prickly pear plant, no fruit just the pads. Its a cactus and Tina LOVES it. I guess it reminds her of the desert.

I am glad I have a few neighbors who remind me of the neighbors I grew up with. Who are friendly and are, well, neighborly


Bubblesknits said...

Has Tina grown any since you got her? I'd love to see an update pic sometime. :-)

NH Knitting Mama said...

That's nice of them to do that for you! And saves you the dough in buying food!

Channon said...

That's the way it should be. I really mourn the loss of the true concept of neighbors... I'm glad you have some good ones.

Melissa said...

Great story!