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Summer Thanksgiving

Two bails of straw, an ornament, in my front yard last fall Held a couple scarecrows, hosting autumn flowers Pumpkins, gourds n' all Had outlived their purpose, for that harvest scene, So were moved to the backyard, where in early spring We dumped a bunch of soils into mix of straw And planted in potato's, then we waited, watching in awe As those little potato plants grew, our curiosity did too.. For empty holes where potatoes were growing Had fast appeared without us quite knowing Where were all those taters going? With holes in the straw bails, and nobody hoeing? Then we discovered the sneaky guy When one of our children just happened to spy Our Labrador Retriever ...who knew he should not... Seems he really digs the garden and potatoes... A LOT!! Scarecrows stood with twinkling eyes So they have no alibis And watched our precious doggy snatch Those taters from our garden patch Now I watch the brown sparrows ever enjoying They visit those straw bails busily employing Finding worms, bugs n' slugs that they love the best And taking home souvenir straw for their nests Now we've noted another marvel quite new A string snake has taken up residence there too! Those straw bail's harvest in the summer's heat Offers many a critter a fun yummy treat Two bails of straw, an ornament, For my yard last fall Harvests thanksgiving to the dog, birds, and all!

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Date: 7/6/2021 6:54:00 PM
Hello BJ … you have made a haven of happiness using straw, but it’s the first I have heard or read about a scallywag dog enjoying the role of a potato gatherer - very enjoyable verse BJ - Lindsay
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BJ Legros Kelley
Date: 7/6/2021 11:48:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay, lol, scallywag dog, that is a good nickname for him about now! I know, I cannot believe him, and I'm glad he didn't choke on them! They were not too big, at least the ONE that he left for us! I took a picture, but haven't been able to load it on here. It has been pretty fun to see all the joy to the creatures these bails have been :) Thank you for your comment and for stopping by Lindsay, I hope you have a blessed day ahead :)
Date: 7/6/2021 12:12:00 PM
I enjoyed this so much. I love Fall and the Thanksgiving theme, but am so in love with your words which whisper of a grace that lasts through all seasons. I love this so. God bless you my friend, Love, Gina
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BJ Legros Kelley
Date: 7/6/2021 12:47:00 PM
Thank you Gina <3 My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because it is such a beautiful time of harvest, and thanking God. It has been an amazing and fun experience to see these bails of straw that were our decoration at the harvest season, to be providing a harvest! Thank you so much for stopping by with your uplifting comment. I hope you are blessed sweet friend <3
Date: 7/6/2021 11:28:00 AM
Great images you painted in one write. How much useful are those straws. Amazing.
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BJ Legros Kelley
Date: 7/6/2021 12:41:00 PM
Thank you Rama, I have been amazed by all these bails of straw have been good for. They sure grow potatoes well, but, I guess I need to put some kind of barrier around it to keep the dog from digging them up. I may just allow the birds and other critters to enjoy them now, especially since there is a little snake in there now too, he is a tiny little thing!
Date: 7/6/2021 1:13:00 AM
Marvellous poem. Great descriptions.
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BJ Legros Kelley
Date: 7/6/2021 12:34:00 PM
Thank you Victor, I so appreciate your encouragement to me. Have a wonderful day!