A few weeks ago I declared war on the squirrels and mice. Next year we will be making a cage to completely enclose them. Hopefully it isn't too ugly. I still haven't had a really good ripe (full size) tomato. I brought in a yellowy orange one yesterday because I just couldn't bear to see it taken or bitten into. The whole garden is covered in Cayenne pepper in hopes the spiciness will quell their green and red tomato appetites. Last week I hit a tipping point and I told Don to kill all the squirrels. Then I went out and killed a few mice. I felt bad, but then, those bastards bit into my prize tomato. The one that was covered in cayenne and turning red. The one that was nearly as big as my head. All that sadness and regret for mice killing vanished in an instant. Poof. They took a tiny bite and now 1/3 of it is rotten and ruined. GrrRRRrrrrr.
|If you're wondering why I'm smiling so big despite my ruined tomato, it's because Don told me to hold my tomato like William holds his fish (close to the camera so they look as big as they possibly can).|
|Something ate Don's only grape bunch the day after I took this picture. Next year they will be more protected.|
|The blackberries are awesome when I can keep them from the birds.|
|I only grew three strawberries this year so these were from the store, I just love the look of cut up strawberries.|
I was trying to catch squirrels and I caught a dumb baby starling. Twice. You'd think he would've learned after the first time that the corn wasn't a good idea.
There has also been some fish catching happening:
My flowers are rocking this summer. This Zinnia is one of my favorites. It has a pinkish antique look that I love.
The Black Eyed Susan Vine bloomed today because I finally gave it the sun it wanted. It's so pretty!
The bees are happy.
I'm hoping to get at least 5 more mini pumpkins off my vines. They are so cool and warty!
Ever wonder where you get a million bruises? I don't. It's summer!!!
I've been on a bit of a zucchini bread baking binge. I went to the store today to get mini loaf pans so I could make them more sharable.
I had to test it first though... I think I finally have the oven time down right. I used this recipe and baked them for 40 minutes at 350º in the mini loaf pans.
Now, I just have to deliver them... but to where?? Guess I need to figure that out :)
I'm on Instagram. I'm not sure why. I guess I like to post a lot of pictures, but not all of them to Facebook. If you have a desire to see any of the pictures like the ones above, my name on there is beccasgarden and most of the time I post pictures of the garden, flowers, and food.