Posts Tagged ‘Hitty Dixee’

Hitty Dixee brought home delicious fresh bounty from Aunt Katie’s Community Garden. The visit was spur-of-the-moment, prompted by an interview heard on the local public radio station and another spectacularly beautiful afternoon.

The garden is right in the middle of downtown Dothan, Alabama and serves the folks that live in the neighborhood, as well as the wider community.  There is so much growing in that delightful half-acre! It is hard to take it all in…and Dixee was blessed to take some out! She came home with kale, carrots, beets, herbs and sweet potato slips…plus a heap of knowledge and encouragement imparted by Ms. Belvia Jones: Teacher, Hostess, Gardener and remarkable human being.

Aunt Katie's Bounty

Tiny carrots for Hitty Dixee


You really should go, but barring that, to find out more visit:

Aunt Katie’s Community Garden


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In 2007, during their time in the United Kingdom, the Wiregrass Hitties and Mad for the Farthing Crowd enjoyed time with friends new and old.

Outside Looking In 1

Palestine’s tea party has brought a visitor from the bottom of the garden to the cottage window. Poor little fellow.

Hitty Dixee Serves Our Fairy A Piece of Cake 1

After bringing him in from the rain, Dixee serves the wee fairy a slice of cake.

Warwick's Untidy Accident 1

The party moved into the main house, but Warwick, hoping for another piece of the bombe, lingered at the table…and had an untidy accident. Oh, dear!

Help for Warwick 1

Help is on the way, Warwick!

Crumb Tidiers 1

More friends, Bubble and Squeak, the Sugar Mice from Oxford, arrive in time to help with the tidying.

Late for Tea 1

Yorick, “late” as usual, is the last guest to Hitty’s table. All are welcome.


We like to play a game at times, when we vacation with the Wiregrass Hitties and Mad for the Farthing Crowd. We did travel with the tea set, the dishes and a few accessories. To play the game, however, we limited ourselves to a pound apiece and whatever treasures could be found in our cottage or contrived from whatever was to hand. The table was constructed with two soft-boiled egg cups and a small cutting board. The “tablecloth” is two hankies found at a charity shop, as is the lace overlay. The flowers, wish I knew what they were, grew inside the glass porch in Westgate Cottage, Warwick. We whooped when we found the thimble at another charity shop – the ladies there rejoiced with us.

Further adventures with Yorick may be found here.

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Years ago, a mere blink of an eye really, if one is a Hitty, the Wiregrass Hitties had a most memorable holiday in the UK. They were accompanied by friends: The Traveling Hitty Pearl S. Buck and The Intrepid Agatha Deerstalker. Time spent there was and is much treasured, as were the friends made. It was very hard to say good-bye.

A Grey Day in England 1

Time has come to leave this lovely isle. The grey weather matches gloomy spirits.

A Proper Tea 1

Faithful Palestine prepares a small festivity.

A Charming Tea Should Lift Our Spirits 1

A proper tea should lift all our spirits.

Hitty Palestine Welcomes Warwick and Daisy 1

Palestine welcomes Warwick and Daisy, newly met friends from town.

Gathered 'Round the Table 1

Everyone gathers around the table. Doesn’t that chocolate bombe look tempting? Warwick is exceedingly fond of chocolate.






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Teddy Bear yates- the quiet life of a companion teddybear

The quiet life of a companion teddybear



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