From the Cute Farmer’s Almanac

The approach of spring is the ideal time to start preparing your doggie garden. Seedlings should be planted in late March. Most varieties prefer direct sunlight, with regular water and kibble. When harvesting, lift gently with both hands, and avoid pulling up by the tail.


Submitterated by Julie H. From Instagram user wolfgang2242, who adds “We were cleaning up the yard and I thought it would be fun for the dogs to get in a big pile of leaves for a picture. Their expressions say otherwise.”

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52 thoughts on “From the Cute Farmer’s Almanac

  1. Kay Fabe February 26, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Occasional head scritches are said to increase yield up to 40 percent.

  2. birdcage February 26, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Looks like last year’s overwintered crop to me. That’s all good, though: sometimes the fruit is sweeter that way!!!

  3. Julie February 26, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    If you have Instagram on your phone, I really, really, really encourage you to follow @wolfgang2242. His posts are funny, tasteful, intelligent, erudite and compassionate.

    He has 10 dogs, 1 pig, 1 rabbit, 2 ducks and a handful of chickens. All are rescues. Almost all are seniors.

    The pig’s name is Bikini 🙂

    You will not be disappointed!

  4. Julie February 26, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    NTMTOM – this is why I love your writing – I looked at this picture and thought “how cute!”. You looked at this picture and thought, “…oh, he is growing dogs in his backyard.”

    • myiglets February 26, 2016 / 2:52 pm


      • Faye February 26, 2016 / 4:44 pm

        Childhood imprinting of the goofy and creative.

      • Cheryl February 26, 2016 / 4:48 pm

        As a kid? Heck I watched faithfully as an adult…my only cartoon series.

          • Faye February 26, 2016 / 6:30 pm

            I’m further away from my childhood and adult R&B memories.

            Were Natasha and Boris and the Spy on the cartoon or were they only in Mad Magazine. I loved all of them.

            I do remember waiting breathlessly for the new Mad Magazine to come out.

          • Murray February 26, 2016 / 11:32 pm

            She did voices for all those different cartoons, didn’t she. Was she in “Super Chicken” – and what was the one with the Mounty? I loved those cartoons!!!

            • Faye February 27, 2016 / 5:05 am

              Oh the Mounty with the big chin. Wow.

            • Faye February 27, 2016 / 9:45 am

              That’s him!

            • Gigi_the cat lady February 27, 2016 / 12:18 pm

              For those who dont know who we are talking about here is Dudley Do-Right with bad guy Snidely Whiplash, and the always damsel in distress Nell Fenwick.

  5. allein February 26, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Can you grow these in window boxes, or under indoor grow lights? I live in a condo with no yard…

    • Lurkingduck February 26, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Yes, Allein, you can. You just need the bonsai version, also known as ‘teacup’.

      • Smartypants February 26, 2016 / 3:00 pm

        Yes, I’ve had great success with Yorkies in window boxes.

      • allein February 26, 2016 / 3:22 pm

        Perfect! I am partial to Chihuahuas, after all.

        • Faye February 26, 2016 / 6:34 pm

          Small footprint.

        • Gigi_the cat lady February 26, 2016 / 7:53 pm

          I would love to have a Chihuahua but I’m afraid my cats would beat him up since 3 of them would be bigger than him.

          • Faye February 26, 2016 / 7:57 pm

            Chihuahuas are not as delicate as you would think. You could adopt a one or two year old cat friendly one who weighs more. My Sammi Girl weighed 9 pounds and was tough. When I had cats she chased them.

            • Faye February 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

              Also you can train a chihuahua to use a litter box. Less cleanup.

            • 6rabbits February 27, 2016 / 1:35 am

              Since Chihuahuas *think* they are the size of a German Shepard, I would think them a match for any cat!

  6. Madame X February 26, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
    With silver noses and unkempt fuzzies
    and pretty puppehs all in a row!

    PD I am told that Westies can ne pulled by teir tails. But very gently, of course.

  7. Faye February 26, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Nice variety. They look genetically modified for sure. (But we can overlook that one.) Obviously naturally sweetened. Good. But are they organic? Gluten free? And rich in antioxidants?

    Yes, yes and yes. I’ll take all you’ve got.

  8. Murray February 26, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    AND they’re self fertilizing!

    • Faye February 26, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Self watering as well. Lol. They even turn their own earth and rid the garden of deer, rabbits and, of course, SQUIRRELS!! What was I sayin’…

      • BB/VA February 26, 2016 / 5:47 pm

        They can definitely add to their own compost.

        • Faye February 26, 2016 / 6:32 pm

          And roll in it too. 😳

  9. D B February 26, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Holy cats, the dog violets are in bloom!

    • allein February 26, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      • Haha February 27, 2016 / 3:09 am

        Made me snort a laugh.

      • Faye February 27, 2016 / 5:08 am

        Awesome!! I needed to see that.

      • Kar February 27, 2016 / 8:56 pm

        Oh dear, I can hear the ASPCA sputtering now and gearing up to blast the groomer for dying this dog.

        We’re a funny country, we don’t blink at violence against the elderly and children but heavens forbid an animal get even temporarily died another color.

  10. Haha February 26, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I would like to see a picture of this cute farmer please.

      • Faye February 26, 2016 / 7:54 pm

        Omgosh. What wonderful person!!!!!

        Sigh. Next doggie will be an oldster.

      • Haha February 27, 2016 / 3:07 am

        I was being silly, but apparently this all lives up to NTMTOM’s billing either way the headline is interpreted. 🙂

        • Faye February 27, 2016 / 10:25 am


  11. cheshirekittehkat February 26, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    So sweet; and so really lovely that this guy is caring for all these senior-citizen animals. Almost everybody wants a young pet.. these older cuties are just like people: they all need care just like we do…!

  12. amyliz February 26, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Yes, it makes me happy to see these sweet oldsters in such a good home, even though they are putting on their grumpy faces in this picture!🐶

  13. 6rabbits February 27, 2016 / 1:32 am

    Hey, NTMTOM! A technical issue. This picture is all fuzzy for me. Went to instagram and it’s perfectly sharp–and adorable! The previous instagram post was just fine. ???😕

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike February 27, 2016 / 8:55 am

      Thanks for letting me know. I tried a different way of adding this pic to my site, and maybe I should stick with Instagram’s method.

      • Julie February 27, 2016 / 9:36 am

        Instagram probably does that on purpose, because they want their branding on the photos. Remember the kerfuffle about how Instagram owns your photos and not you?

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