I’m on vacation – okay, actually, I should be home by now (but I wrote this two weeks ago, so I have no idea what’s going on, but I am PLANNING to be home by now, how’s that?) – and I pre wrote and scheduled this post to give myself a few days of breathing room to recover from my vacation and get the house back into shape. See you Monday!
Crooked Acres Friday.
We have so many squirrels out in the side yard these days. It’s a good thing they’re amusing, because they keep chewing up the bird feeders and dumping the seed all over the ground. Grrr! (Yes, I need squirrel-free feeders!)
Every Memorial Day, the hot air balloons from the… Jubilee? Jamboree? take off, and we see them go by. Some of them go over our property, and George and Gracie bark and bark and then are pleased that they scared them away.
My blueberry bush – located in the back yard – was very happy this Spring. Then the birds got all my blueberries. What, I ask you, is the point of putting the blueberry bush in the back yard if the cats aren’t going to do their job and scare the birds away?
I apparently didn’t take a picture of this whole tomato plant, which is unfortunate because it’s HUGE. It’s a volunteer that popped up in a pot of soil. We usually let volunteer tomatoes do their thing, unless they’re in an inconvenient location. This plant is not only big, it has the thickest branches I’ve ever seen. It’s covered in cherry tomatoes that are taking forever to ripen. I hope they’re good!
Tomato plant on the compost heap. It’s covered in blooms and tiny tomatoes. I thought there would be too much nitrogen (there’s a lot of chicken poop on that compost heap), but it looks like it’s going to bear a lot of fruit.
Fred planted a row of sunflowers, which are one of my favorite flowers. The birds got most of the sunflower seeds he planted, but some of them were left behind, and so I’ve got a handful of sunflowers growing.
Cucumber blossom. We planted the cucumbers on the other side of the garden this year, and apparently they prefer that side of the garden, because we’re getting tons of perfect cucumbers. Fred keeps saying “They look like grocery store cucumbers.” Only tastier!
Garden on the cantaloupe/watermelon side. This year, we bought a huge roll of kraft paper (no dyes), rolled it along the row, inserted landscaping pins, and now Fred is slowly covering the paper with grass clippings. It works really well to keep the weeds down, but it’s a LOT of work.
2014: WHICH WOULD SURELY NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, I say.
2013: Puff does not appreciate it, but she’s just doin’ her job, man!
2012: “Am busy ripping paper! You go ‘way!”
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: The kittens are 15 weeks old today
2007: Maxi, guardian of the garden.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.