Lookie what I got in the mail a few weeks ago!
It's a Valentine's Day card featuring of all things... a hoe.
Kylee of Our Little Acre saw this 1950's Valentine's Day card for sale on Etsy and said she thought of me.
... because the little girl reminded her of me?
... because she thought that I collected Valentines?
....because she sent all the garden bloggers cards for V-day?
No, she thought of me because... look, the little girl on the card is hoeing!
What a lovely and unexpected addition to my hoe collection.
Thank you, Kylee!
Alert readers Nell Jean from Secrets of a Seed Scatterer and Dave from The Home Garden both sent me emails yesterday to alert me that they found a Blogger blog which contained many of my posts, copied in their entirety, with no link back to me.
I usually don't chase after unscrupulous hackers who scrape blogs and post the content as their own, but this one is pretty rich with a lot of my content and the content of other bloggers, so I reported them to Google for abuse. Plus, as Dave pointed out, one of the posts was written by the garden fairies, and by golly, they don't cotton to that kind of nonense!
Thank you, Nell Jean and Dave, for looking out for me and many other garden bloggers.
Speaking of guest posts, I get several emails a week from people who start off by telling me how much they love my blog and blah blah blah they can offer me a guest post on any subject I'd like them to write about.
In exchange, all I need to do is allow them to include some links to "super draperies for southern windows" or "carpet steam cleaning in five minutes", or some other such unrelated nonsense.
I'll bet they do love my blog! But if they've ever read anything on it, they would note that I don't use guest posts. Well, except several years ago, I did talk one of my nieces into writing something but now that she's older, she's no longer interested in the fame and fortune of garden blogging.
And occasionally, the garden fairies write a post, but only when I'm not looking.
Oh, and Hortense Hoelove likes to post her advice column, if she gets enough questions.
And sometimes those dialogs from Dr. Hortfreud's notes get posted here.
But other than that, it's all me. No guest posts allowed here at May Dreams Gardens!
And look, on that Valentine, the little girl's arms move so it is like she is really hoeing!