Truth be told, as corny and romantic as it sounds, sharing my life with a wonderful, joyful man like Tom kind of makes every day feel like Christmas.
I’ve mentioned before that he is the one who taught me much of what I know about being an eco-friendly gardener. And he really still is the primary gardener in our household. He not only carefully tends our gardens in a complete organic and eco-friendly way, but he always makes sure that my bird and hummingbird feeders are full and that the birdbaths are ready for visitors. In other words, much of the happiness that I get from living in our own little woodland habitat of critters, birds and butterflies; eating meals made from fresh, home grown organic produce; and knowing we are doing our part to help take care of the planet, is because of my live-in Santa Claus, my husband Tom.
So, sweetie, if you want to know what to get me for Christmas, just keep gardening with me. I love what we are growing together.
And readers, I’ll apologize in advance for this REALLY corny poem. And I promise it will be my last one for this holiday season!
To My Santa Baby (Tom)
Santa baby, slip some compost under the tree
I’ve been an awful good girl
so help me spread some compost tonight
Santa baby, another rain barrel too
I'll help you hook it up, dear
Santa baby, let’s make another barrel tonight
Think of all the run-off that we’ve missed
By being eco-friendly con-ser-va-tion-ists
We’ve been being oh so good
By being eco-friendly like I know we should
Boo doo bee doo
I wanna plot and really that's not,
I’ll keep it chem-ic-al free
Santa baby, just help me plant this garden tonight
Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do need
For these critters of mine
Santa cutie, so help me fill the feeders tonight
I've got a few little more proj-ects
We’ll get them done in no time
Santa baby, so hurry while we’ve still got day-light
Help me trim those old oak trees
To even out our forest can-o-py
I’ll hold the ladder
still for you
Let's just see
How well we’ll do
Boo doo bee doo
forgot to mention one little thing,
Bring some firewood inside
so we can light the fireplace tonight.
And we can cuddle by the firelight
And we can cuddle by the firelight….
Ohh, Santa Baby!