Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. First, they had two young boys who ran around barefooted most of the year and were interested in everything that was going on in their yard or ours, the grosser and gorier the better. Their parents grilled a great steak and mixed a mean Bloody Mary and had gizmos galore – one blows up a lawn mower tire and another steams delicious South Carolina oysters. But the icing on the cake was the animals. Clovis, a field trial English Cocker Spaniel, is the most perfect, and I use those words on purpose, most perfect dog in the whole wide world. He’s beautifully trained, never barks, and is loving to a fault. The chickens and ducks were interesting and had a semi-happy ending, more on them later.