Friday, May 24, 2013

*%#! Deer!

I wandered out to the garden last night to discover, much to my annoyance, that deer had eaten off 16 of my 27 tomato plants.  GRRRR!!!  It looks like they stuck their heads into the cages like a big salad bowl.  DOUBLE GRRRR!!!
I've still got a few little seedlings that I didn't set out- my 'backup' plants but I'm thinking that I'm not going to end up with the variety I planted since I had more seedlings of some varieties than others. But at least we'll have something.  I just hope I don't have to resort to buying tomato plants this year.   I'm going to have to figure out a deer repellant system.

I just hope when I head out this morning that they haven't eaten any more.

But amazingly, they didn't bother the peppers or eggplants.  I've had trouble with deer before but only with lettuce.  In all my years of gardening I haven't had trouble with deer eating my tomatoes.  sigh....

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stay safe!

I know, it's been a while since I've been around here.  Things have been busy, busy, busy.  I'll try to post some photos and news soon.

But first... my thoughts and prayers go out to all those in harms way with the fierce tornados ripping through the midwest.  Stay safe out there!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

One of these things...

 Is not like the others!

It was HUGE!  And tasty... I just had to eat it for brunch because I couldn't close the box.
In other news, I finally had a harvest of asparagus big enough for a meal!  Woo Hoo!
Spring has definitely arrived here, soon to be replaced by summer.  We've got a forecast for 95F next week.  Whew!  But lots and lots on the agenda.  I'm off for a few days, Justine will be home next week from college and the garden needs to go in. Busy, busy, busy....

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More spring photos

We had heavy rain last night and fog early this morning.  So, when the sun came out this morning it was spectacular!  I couldn't resist taking my camera out and getting some photos of the spring flowers.

Yes, we have an amazing crop of dandelions in the lawn!

It was truly a lovely day!  It's too wet to get into the garden (we had nearly another 3 inches of rain over the past few days) but I finished potting up my little peppers, planted my annuals in the hanging baskets and planted a few annual flowers in one of the flower beds.
Yesterday was kind of a bust as far as getting anything productive done. V and I were off most of the day at a wedding.  Not productive in a home/gardening way but satisfying nonetheless.   Today, in addition to the little bit of planting, I've been catching up on laundry and other sundry household tasks.
Spring is definitely hectic.