Meet the Joneses

backyard chickens

Let me introduce you to ‘the fam’:
Mandolin Jones – Relaxed and easy-going, balances my intensity well. We met as kids and have been married for over 30 years. Great sense of humor, an amazing cook, and a better musician than he realizes.
SaveTheWorld Jones – our youngest, now 20 and in college, raised as much by her older sibs as by us. Vegetarian, intense (like Mom) and ready to take on the world’s problems – and already is.
The M and M’s – our two oldest are married now. Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Jr. are my son and daughter-in-law, intelligent and also intense (hmmm). Mr. and Mrs. Jones-Ninja, my daughter (more easy-going like her Dad) and her husband; fun-loving and unique.
… and here he is! Our very first grandchild, and the new love of my life, Sprout.

baby sprout

Ready to garden with his bibs on (at 1 month).

Do I see posts on gardening with kids in the future? Oh yeah!

ManDog – our rescued great dane/lab mix puppy
Fat Cat with Attitude – our rescued fat cat, with attitude.
The Ladies – our chickens, rescued from being raised for meat, and our adventures in this new area of self-sufficiency:

Lucy the Lovely but Loud (Rhode Island Red)
Sassy (short for Sasquatch) the Fluffy (White Brama)
Robin the Little Hood (Black Americauna)
Cheese Wiz the Cozy (Americauna)
and The Chickie-poos: Eve, Evelina, Evette, Eada and Evonne supposedly Orpingtons, but according to this link Mark B. sent me, I don’t think so..

baby chicks

The Jones Jingle

The Jingle came about as part of collaboration with Yoga Journeys on a kids video.

Mandolin and I had a lot of fun making the video and writing the jingle.
I hope you like it! (Its now stuck in my head)


words by gardening jones ~ music by mandolin jones

performed by mandolin jones
all rights reserved

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7 Responses to “Meet the Joneses”

Gladys Soady » 26 July 2011, 10:26 pm

I loved it!! and I love your site as well, I actually computer know you ( lolol sorry I dont know what else to call it) from Mike’s page. Good job on the little ditty ;o)

Thanks Gladys! I call it e-friends :-)

I so enjoyed reading this , wonderful sense of humour
first visit although I have enjoyed to now your facebook page ..happy gardening

Thanks Laara- and Happy Gardening to you too!

reading your type, is like sitting on the front porch, hanging out…much love always.

Thanks Patricia, what a lovely sentiment. Right back at ya! <3

Would like to request permission to print your article about purslane in a gardening newsletter–it is published for a nonprofit garden club of about 60 members. I would give full credit and give information about your blog–club members would be interested, I’m sure. Please respond to my e-mail address–I can send you a past copy of our newsletter.

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