Five Big Fat Slugs…

On the first day of Christmas the garden gave to me

A wasp’s nest in an oak tree.

 

On the second day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the third day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Three deer a-chewing,  two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the fourth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Four voles a-chomping , three deer a-chewing,  two snails a-sliming and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the fifth day of Christmas the garden gave  to me

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the sixth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the seventh day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasps nest in an oak tree

 

On the eighth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the ninth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the tenth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Eleven weeds a-growing, ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas the garden gave to me

Twelve stink bugs stinking , eleven weeds a-growing, ten thorns a-pricking, nine nettles stinging, eight flies a-buzzing, seven moles a-digging, six rabbits munching,

FIVE BIG FAT SLUGS

Four chomping voles, three darn deer, two slimy snails and a wasp’s nest in an oak tree

Encouragement and Christmas cheer to those with less-than-perfect gardens.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Carolyn @ Carolyns Shade Gardens on December 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and all your critters.



    • Karen Chapman on December 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Carolyn – you too!



  2. debsgarden on December 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Ha! Ha! Sounds a lot like my own garden, though I would have to add chipmunks a-tunneling somewhere in there. I wish you the very best Christmas. Thanks for being a blogging friend!



    • Karen Chapman on December 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

      And you Deb. Glad I don’t have to deal with chipmunks as well as all of the above! I look forward to enjoying your garden some more in the New Year



  3. Jennifer on December 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Very funny! Happy holidays to you and your family Karen! I am sure your book will a great success in the new year.



    • Karen Chapman on December 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Jennifer! The launch is getting closer for sure. A happy Christmas to you and your family