I like the newsletter! Mr. Tom looks as happy as a tit on a ton of birdseed. And is as busy as a beaver with all his new projects. That's awesome blossom. I too am very happy for him.
I like Lady Sue's pictures as well. I was right, by the way, I don't see any garden gnomes by the pond.
Although, I don't see any hares either. Hmmm, maybe Mr. Tom snuck some gnomes in on the sly.
there's only one way to tell for certain if they are around. Leave a saucer of stale beer by the pond. If the saucer is still there in the morning and empty, the gnomes are there. It doesn't count if there are dead slugs around though.