our resident woodchuck is dead

We have been battling this animal for many years, at least 8. It lived under our drain pipe at the end of the driveway. It has eaten my young summer squash. Yesterday it got hit by a car and was upside down & dead on the driveway this morning. My husband had gone to buy some rain barrels and when he came home I was trying to get the heavy thing in the trash bag by wrapping it in another trash bag; I was so glad he got home to help. And then he said: “Ha. That thing was on the street since yesterday afternoon!” I said, “You coward, why didn’t you take care of it??????” Crazy. Anyway, now it is gone, since today is trash day . Hip Hip Horrah ! ! ! ! ! So glad to have that thing out of our lives!

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UPDATE August 13 ~ A younger one has taken its place ~ Ugh~ ~ ~  ! !

garden pictures

The photos uploaded this morning ~ I guess old faithful computer just needed a night’s rest.

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The plant stand Scott made.

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Tomato, basil, herbs, flowers, etc.

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Potatoes

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coneflowers mostly

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our fenced in garden with deer guard on top ~ it’s working !

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spiral herb garden ~ work in process ~ the ginger mint is planted here so far.

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The tomato plants I thought would grow so large, but they are much smaller than the others planted in the key-hole gardens! I also planted cucumbers here which are starting to come up~!

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beans planted here in this KHG, also kale and garlic in the raised beds.

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This is where I planted old seeds and now all these squash plants are flourishing with lots of flowers and soon to be squash ~ can’t wait ~

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The tall tomato plants ~ ~ ~ ! ! !

garden update

Nice to work in the garden a bit ~ I pulled all the radishes. Yesterday I planted 5 tomato plants – 4 around the recycled blue wastebasket which I had drilled holes in on the bottom and sides to just above ground level. Then all you have to do is water in the container (after it’s filled with compost). Each plant needs 5 gallons a week, I think. Also, today I started a spiral herb garden – just need to find more bricks or rocks 🙂 I’ve always wanted one, and now must be the time !~

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The plan is not to have deer jump in the fence; Scott put up green fishing line way up high and tied white little rags around on it ~ sure wanting it to work !5.29.17memorialday 013.JPG

Last but not least, the newest key-hole garden. I just put all my old seeds in there a few weeks ago and this is what’s coming up – sunflowers or squash – we’ll have to wait & see.5.29.17memorialday 016

 

getting rid of stuff

I misplaced my keys more than a week ago; I am not finding them – it’s strange – hopefully they will show up somewhere or other. In the meantime, I am in getting-rid-of-stuff mode. I bought this cute wreath (on the left) 90% off at a thrift store and thought I’d replicate it, but they are both going to the thrift store.

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