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Project by justjoel posted 02-20-2012 06:08 PM 2731 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When Gnorman came to live with us at Christmas, I assumed it was Santa that helped him move in as no one in the family claimed credit for his addition to our family. But now I’m not so sure. Just recently, with the help of my other little garden helper, Sofie, I found Gnorm’s abode.

While I have Sofie, who is often very helpful, and Poot, who is more like garden security/clown than an actual garden helper, I believe that this fellow will be much more helpful around the yard. I mean, he was quite resourceful in building himself a little home, and I expect he’ll be especially good and managing my tea/herb garden that will surround his little space here.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-21-2012 12:27 AM

this is quite an upscale home, I do believe!!
Good for Sofie for spying Gnorm’s home :)

I hope you find that he’s done a lot of little tasks for you throughout the summer!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 02-22-2012 12:28 AM

Joel, I really like your gnome. He appears to be very clever at building and I think you and Sofie will have some great help in the garden this year. That is, if the gnome can help keep Poot out of mischief. : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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DavesYard

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posted 02-22-2012 02:37 PM

Very snazzy. Be sure he doesn’t drink all of your tea. I’ve had problems with this in the past.

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justjoel

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posted 02-22-2012 03:30 PM

Thanks for the advice – I was kinda worried about some of my herbs, as I don’t know what he puts in his pipe.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Iris43

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posted 02-23-2012 03:56 PM

Love it! Gnorme seems very talented! I’m sure you will discover even more enchanted creations in your gardens.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

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posted 02-28-2012 04:34 PM

Smart Gnome – moved under cover before the snow hit.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 02-28-2012 04:52 PM

He is a clever gnome and his house looks wonderful in the snow. I wonder if he will decide to shovel out a path or just wait for it to melt.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 02-28-2012 05:43 PM

He’s like me; if Mother Nature doesn’t take care of it in a timely fashion, then he will.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-28-2012 05:46 PM

I bet he knew that it was coming!!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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daltxguy

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posted 02-28-2012 08:01 PM

Nice accessories Gnorm has! I guess there must be a Gnome Depot nearby.
Love the natural building methods, the bark and the obligatory moss.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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justjoel

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posted 02-28-2012 08:04 PM

”Gnome Depot,” love it!

And it is “magic” moss, silly (not unlike magic mushrooms, I suspect).

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Bon

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posted 02-29-2012 05:20 PM

I love your little gnome home Joel.Nice job on it.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Harold and Pam

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posted 03-01-2012 03:37 AM

Very cute Story, Joel. I’m sure Miss Sofie is delighted to have this little fellow around.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Karson

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posted 03-01-2012 01:59 PM

Beautiful little home that he has made for himself. If our mail system keeps having problems. We might have to count upon the Fairy Mail delivery system.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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jroot

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posted 03-01-2012 03:41 PM

Yoiu’ve done a lot of work for these gnomes ( fairies, of a kind). Well done.

I hope they can carry the mail, particularly when Karson’s beautiful box is delivered to the lucky winner.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-01-2012 08:21 PM

Joel, if your gnome does acquire a snow shovel, could he help dig out our little earth fairy? Her house is buried under snow so deep right now, you wouldn’t even guess there was something under it.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 03-01-2012 08:43 PM

Well, Gnorm does have a regular little shovel that your friends are welcome to use, and Mother Nature did as expected and melted what snow we did have, mostly, so there isn’t a snow shovel….yet.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Karson

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posted 03-08-2012 01:43 PM

Congratulations on winning the Challenge. I’ll send you a message with my contact information for the prize.

Karson

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-08-2012 02:59 PM

Congratulations, Joel. I wonder what will your little gnome decide to do with his gorgeous box?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 03-08-2012 04:15 PM

Thank you, everyone. I have a feeling that I’ll not let Gnorm, or Sofie have access to the box – Gnorm will just us it as a planter and Sofie has enough containers of crayons and such – it deserves more, I’m sure. Thanks again to Karson!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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sharad

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posted 03-08-2012 05:19 PM

Congratulations on your great win and getting the wonderful box made by Karson. Wish you many more successes in the future.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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justjoel

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posted 03-28-2012 04:32 AM

Contest Prize Box has Arrived Thank you again Karson – It’s a beautiful piece (and Gnorm approves too!)

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-28-2012 09:30 AM

two thumbs up!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Harold and Pam

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posted 04-03-2012 02:29 AM

Very good Joel – nice stuff

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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justjoel

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posted 05-03-2014 12:16 AM

Just found this picture on Facebook – The coolest of them all!

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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PrettyPanda101

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posted 05-25-2014 07:00 PM

Cool little gnome! I’m sure he worked hard to make that cute little house!

-- PrettyPanda101

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MsDebbieP

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posted 05-25-2014 10:06 PM

oh that is a nice one, Jjoel

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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