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Post  Pappy Slip 5/19/2014, 4:33 pm

Looks like the folks at the nursing home have planted. I'm so proud to help these fine folks out.


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Post  mghuff 5/19/2014, 5:00 pm

I love the tabletop gardens you're building. I like to build things as well. Four brothers and the only girl took up woodworking (ha ha). Do you make your tabletop gardens out of pallets? I'd love to make some of these for local nursing homes, but I'm off work at present and short of money. I could probably find pallets that people are giving away if they would work.

I used to do a lot of dumpster diving to find broken kids' furniture (desks, toy boxes, bedside tables, even chests of drawers, etc) I'd fix them up and give them to mothers were had left abusive situations and were trying to set up homes for themselves and their children. With times getting tougher and so many immigrant families who need everything, I'm not finding as much anymore. Tabletop gardens are something I could build that would help people out. Maybe I could do half-size ones that would fit on balconies.

I see you're about my Dad's age and you're from Tennessee. Some of my ancestors started out in Tennessee when they came out from England in the 1700s. My five times great-grandfather was Anderson Vowel. He had a son named Bird, who started moving west. My great-grandfather, Calloway Vowel was a child when his father (can't remember the first name offhand) rode in the Oaklahoma land race. Later Calloway moved his family north to Alberta for a few years. Two of his sons homesteaded in Alberta but the parents and one son and daughter moved back to the USA when the dust bowl hit here.

You may be some kind of kissing' cousin of mine. You never know.  happy hi 

Anyway, I love your tabletop gardens. Keep on moving and doing. It'll keep you young!

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Post  Pappy Slip 5/19/2014, 5:17 pm

Margaret, I buy cedar boards and cedar 4x4's at a local sawmill. They know what I do and are eager to help me load my truck. If I'm able health wise, this fall I will place a large order and built several TP's this winter. I build each one with love. I know that sound silly but it's true! I vision the person eating healthy vegetables while giving them the pride in growing their own food. Doesn't hurt adding a few days to the ole life span either.

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Post  Triciasgarden 5/19/2014, 9:48 pm

Pappy that is wonderful what you do!  I bet they do grow better crops in the beds you make because of the love you put into them!

Margaret that is wonderful also what you do to help people!  I would love to have your talent!

My mom and several generations before that came from Tennessee.  I am hoping to go there within the next year or so to get more family history done and get some pictures taken.
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Post  Marc Iverson 5/20/2014, 2:07 am

Sure looks good, Pappy.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 5/20/2014, 8:34 am

Yes, they do look wonderful!  And I agree that the love that you put into making them will make a difference in the quality of food they get out of them!
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Post  Pappy Slip 5/20/2014, 8:38 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Yes, they do look wonderful!  And I agree that the love that you put into making them will make a difference in the quality of food they get out of them!

I agree!
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Post  mghuff 5/23/2014, 8:23 pm

I should have been able to tell from the picture that you were using cedar, Pappy. What you build with love is truly beautiful. I'm going to give some a try. Mine won't be as beautiful so I'll strive for function. I'm so glad there are people like you in my world, Pappy!

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Post  kauairosina 5/24/2014, 1:58 am

I'm 78 and thinking I can't do so much and then you at 87 creating these treasures. Makes me humble.  Just lovely Pappy.
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Post  FamilyGardening 5/24/2014, 3:11 am

Very Happy so very kind of you Pappy!!

those table tops sure look like love that's for sure!

Its so encouraging to see such kindness in this world from good hearted people like you!

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Post  Pappy Slip 5/24/2014, 8:59 am

kauairosina wrote:I'm 78 and thinking I can't do so much and then you at 87 creating these treasures. Makes me humble.  Just lovely Pappy.
It takes me a long time to build one. I move slow these days and my vision is poor but I enjoy working. You have to keep active when you're old as dirt. Don't stop! Don't ever stop!

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