Saturday, July 9, 2011

How does my Garden Grow...

In this heat?
Not very well!
Pretty sparse, uh?
Actually, this photo is about a month ago.
I tore up the old garden, and built the raised beds.
But it's been so hot! Really hot!
 I persevered, through the heat,
and the hot sun.  I know I must have lost 5 lbs.

Time to get the water hose out, and tend the crop!
That is, if the %#&!!!!! squirrels don't get them first!

Not going to worry about the water bill at this point!
And, I've been watching the,
A few weeks ago, I had about 6 little eggplants,
I was thrilled!  Yes, finally, something is growing!
But, on the 1st of July, I go out to water my plants,
and my eggplants are gone!
How could they have just disappeared?
All of them gone, broken off the stem!

Can't be!
I get down in the dirt, check the plantings, (yeah, I thought I was going to see them)!
That's it! 
The war with the squirrels is on!
I arm myself with, what else?  Garden netting.
Oh that will bring those wily critters down!
They aren't messing with someone who doesn't know what they're doing.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm the first person who'll 
swerve my car to avoid hitting a squirrel in the street,
but by god, they will not get anymore of my eggplants!
Never mind that I don't have any daffodils in the Spring
because they dig up and dine on the bulbs!
I"ll give them those!
It's been a week since I surrounded my plants,
And in a couple of weeks I'll be grilling eggplant!
Life is Good!

Well yeah, I go out after dark with my flashlight...just checking!

Be well and have a great weekend!


Cobblestone Creations said...

I can always count on a few giggles when I visit here. Good luck in your battle. I myself have surrendered my hoe and spade and visit our farmers' market once a week. :O

priti.lisa said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry I've been MIA. Sometimes I get so far behind on my blog roll that I actually think oh to hell with it, who needs virtual friends, I do fine without any real-life friends...Then I read this line on your previous post:
"One thing always leads to another,
it's the domino effect, which leads to not
doing anything!"
That about sums up all I know about me!
Your home and garden are so beautiful, but I know how it is with me when people tell me that...I see all of the warts.
Crab grass is good. So is clover and violets. I draw the line at dandylion tho.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Grilling eggplant???What time and date..Yum yum..My sister grills the eggplant,tops with fresh mozzarella,feta and serves with a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil..Oh gosh I'm droolong now..Hugs,Cat