After a long year or so hibernating in their moving boxes, the garden gnomes sent us a text message from their gnome phones to let us know they were fully acclimated to the new latitude (the defining factor for gnome living) of Grand Forks, North Dakota and ready to be unleashed unto the world. So a few weeks ago we had a small, private afternoon ceremony and placed the gnomes in their new homes, among the blueberry and strawberry bushes in the backyard.
We've started getting the garden ready for winter by adding leaves and lawn clippings around many of the garden plantings. The leaves insulate the delicate blueberries and strawberries, even though they're supposed to be able to to survive in our winter, we give them as much help as we can to get them through the winter.
Caganer and is a traditional Catalonia nativity decoration. It is also rumored to be a good luck garden denizen - fertilizing the earth with his magical and mystical poopings.