Jumble Answers for 08/18/2018

UGGEO – GOUGE

PGUYP – GUPPY

ONEDOL – NOODLE

SSUHAQ – SQUASH

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN IT CAME TO TILLING THE SOIL BY HAND, HE WAS – – –

GE   G   NO   UH   =   GUNG “HOE”

Good Morning, Everyone!                 🌽🍆  WEED IT AND REAP! 🍆🌽

🎶 If I could turn back THYME, If I could find a way…I’d take back those words that hurt you…And you’d stay. If I could reach the stars, I’d give ’em all to you…Then you’d love me, love me, like you used to do. Oh…If I could turn back THYME (If I could turn back THYME)…If I could turn back THYME.. (If I could turn back THYME)…If I could turn back THYME…Oh, Baby…🎶 “If I Could Turn Back Time” – Cher 1989

🌽🍆 I understand how this guy feels, it’s fun to work the dirt,
I’ve been out there for many years, the hard work has its worth…
You dig and till and hoe and spade…And sweat beads on your brow,
You take a break for one of those refreshing Chocolate Cows.
You’re thinking SQUASH with NOODLEs, a healthy hardy dish,
Oh, later there’s the GUPPY run, to replace that dead fish…
But I digress, back to the ground, and back to GOUGE the soil,
The work’s not easy but it’s definitely worth the toil.
Soon vegetables will spring to Earth, and “See my Garden grow”?
Will be the rally cry of those of us who are GUNG “HOE”! 🍆🌽

Once again today, all of our words are Sweet Repeats. Three of the four, contain double consonants which is rare. But what surprised me the most, was that the sole word with double vowels, NOODLE, was just featured here on August 12th! Less than a week ago! How’d that get SQUASHed in here so soon again? It is a FARE question…Anyway, for those of our readers who enjoy knowing when our words have last appeared, here you go: GOUGE-August 5th, 2017. GUPPY-April 14th, 2016. And SQUASH-December 9th, 2015. Ok…On to our cartoon.

Today Jeff takes us outdoors, to a backyard GARDEN. We see a man and a woman, MR & MRS CROP.  AL, (short for ALOE), working CHARD, using a HOE to PLOW the ground, and his wife, CORN, (short for CORNUCOPIA), standing by watching. SEEDing that the work isn’t all that PEASy, she offers that they could rent a TILLING machine as a quick solution.  AL answers that he’d much rather do it by HAND…”Are you kidding me’?,  he says, ‘I YAM loving this…from my HEAD TOMATOES“! In other words…He’d rather TURNIP his nose at any kind of machine…GOURD for him! This guy is really full of PEP…PERhaps he doesn’t CARROT all for taking it easy?…Well, I think we should all ROOT on his aCHIVEments…LETTUCE give this guy a HAND…No, not help with the work…Who has THYME for that?…I just MINT a little round of applause! 👏🏻👏🏻Anyway, with our question asking what AL was?…He was GUNG “HOE”! KALE, yeah, David! HOE do you do it?

Ok, eye candy…We see CORN’S SPADE…Nice, but nothing deep there…And beyond her is one tiny little WEED…I like AL’S visor, with all his hair piled on top…Nice HEAD of hair, AL… But the Cream of this CROP? If you look real closely…you’ll SEED that he’s wearing spiked AERATOR GARDENING shoes! And they’re absolutely RADISHING! SOW, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with some SAGE advice…Never settle for being mediOKRA in life. No matter what comes your way…ROMAINE calm, TURNIP the BEET, dance your HEARTS out and you’ll find your inner PEAS. And never, ever HERB your enthusiasm! 🍆🌽🙋🏻