Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My August Garden

Friends, the people running the internet have had it out for me lately.  I've spent an embarrassing amount of time sitting in front of a screen with a spinning wheel.  It's not my computer.  It's my Internet Service Provider.  They have to get their butts out to my house and figure something out.  I hope I can post as much as I'd like to.


I tried my hand at a vegetable garden this year.  I figured I'd start small, particularly because my yard is teeming with animals and I was certain anything I planted would be eaten instantaneously.  Seriously.  We've got a zillion rabbits, groundhog, and even a fox.  Also, I didn't know what would grow well, so I didn't want to get in over my head.

Here it was when I started.  My friend picked up these raised bed kits for me at BJs.

We put wire around them in an attempt to keep the animals out.

And then I watered them every night, and kept my eye out for the bunnies.  Those suckers are everywhere.  This is what I saw from my house one day:

The photo is grainy; I snapped it quickly from inside my house with a telephoto lens.  It's a groundhog, on his haunches, staring into my garden.  That rascal.

Today, I'm proud to say, the plants are growing nicely. The "fence" worked well.

These are my little farmers.  They help a little, and goof around a lot.

Have you harvested anything lately?

1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks awesome! I am loving the pics of the plants...and of your kids in their rainboots. Too cute!! I'm looking forward to seeing how your watermelon turns out. I've never tried that one.

    I'm harvesting tomatoes and herbs...but my beans that I planted must be being eaten by something. :( But I am getting ready to plant a fall crop of lettuce!

    Hope your internet situation improves!!


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