Remember those cabbage patch dolls?  Well, I do!  All the girls my age had to have them and my grandma got me one waaaay back when.  But here on the urban homestead, thanks to our farmers here, we have (er modeled) our very own “homegrown” version.

As you can tell, we don’t have cable…. so have to keep ourselves amused somehow, either that or we have a bad case of spring fever!

Oh, in case you didn’t notice Jordanne’s head is bigger than mine (all that coding I suppose)

Grow yer own!

Seed Source: Variety: Early Jersey Wakefield


  1. Deb says:

    As a child of the 70’s, I think this is so cute!!! Thanks for not having cable!

  2. Chris says:

    Very imaginitive! I don’t have any tv either! Thank God! You girls a wonderful! Says Grandma! C

  3. M says:

    Y’all give the French phrase “mon petit chou ” another dimension! Enfin, chere.

  4. Sarah says:

    Very cute! Yes, I don’t think it’s so bad to do with out Cable! We don’t watch anything but movies and LOST on Tuesday nights (I can’t help it, I am addict!). And I think my boys have more of an imagination for it! And that is NOT a bad thing! I don’t know that my boys would know what to do with a TV channel. We haven’t had channels for 3 years (up until the LOST premiere this season, and we bought some “bunny ears” for the TV), and so they don’t remember much about regular TV, which is NOT a bad thing.

    As always, love the pics! And your “Homestead Humor” … 🙂

  5. Carl says:

    You guys are so silly!

    never know what you guys are going to do next!

    i check this site daily for the great info and adorable pictures. But cabbage Patch People ? Real “Vege”tarians!

    Made me smile…



  6. Stacy says:

    Wow, those are fantastic! Congrats! Hubby made homemade sauerkraut for the first time last month with all the cabbage we had from our CSA not getting eaten, and he’s loving it.

  7. JeannaMO says:

    Here in Missouri, we are still very very cold! I would love one of those big beautiful cabbages! I’m also loving that yours are deep green and have NO BUG HOLES! I would love for you to tell us how you handle garden pests (or do you have any?).

    Thanks for sharing that gorgeous photo! I was a young Mom in the 80’s and OF COURSE my eldest had to have a cabbage patch doll! They weren’t nearly as cute as you and your sister are “all dolled up” from the garden!

  8. woodcutter says:

    Ahhh.. I can’t believe it! It’ll be a while before we even plant!

  9. Rose says:

    What fun! Thanks for the big smile before work.

  10. Laura says:

    Loved cabbage patch kids growing up! We don’t have cable either. Being outside is so much better.

  11. Blythe says:

    Those are the most beautiful cabbages I’ve ever seen. Wish mine would turn out so nice.

  12. joe says:

    i don’t see any insect damage on those cabbage. how do you do it

  13. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Y’all crack me up!

    Those are some good looking heads of cabbage too. Ya making sauerkraut? YUM!

    I’m itching for spring to get here on this frozen mountaintop. It’s supposed to be in the 60’s Saturday (after having snow and freezing temps earlier this week, lol).

  14. Handful says:

    Hehehe – beautiful heads. I wouldn’t have tv if I could be outside year around! I am cold enough INside!

    JennaMO, woodcutter and Laura – I am with ya! I feel your pain! The seeds are in the stores now so THAT makes me feel a bit better. Only 8 more weeks till planting season.

  15. Bok Choy says:

    I think you give new meaning to “Cabbage Patch Dolls.” 🙂

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