Sunday, February 27, 2011

Harvest Monday, February 28, 2011

My edible harvest this week was..... nada. Bumpkiss. A big goose egg. Zip. But, I did get a non-edible harvest! This week my beer traps and I got ........ drum roll please..... 115 slugs. Yes, folks that was 115!
Would you like to see what sort of harvest other people are getting? Hop on over to Daphne's place. I'll bet they're getting something more than slugs over there!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Harvest Monday - February 21, 2011

This is my first Harvest Monday of 2011! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the other Harvest Monday posts at Daphne's blog. She hosts a weekly post where we can link to our harvests each week. I enjoy seeing what other people are doing in their garden. It's great inspiration! Thanks, Daphne!

I cut myself some daffodils for the kitchen counter a few days ago, and they were so cheery during the rain this weekend! Nice smell, too.

Sunday I found ants in the chard, so after I sprayed them all with the hose, I decided a good trim was called for. I didn't stop with that, though. It was getting close to dinner, and the kale was looking good, so I cut some of that, too. Why stop there? I pinched off a few pieces of lettuce, and called it a day.

Lettuce-- .3 oz (ha!)
Kale --- 9.2 oz
Chard--13.1 oz

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Wierd Noise

I was checking my email this morning, and I heard a very strange noise coming from around the computer desk. I looked underneath, and didn't see anything.

I kept working, and heard the noise again, so I investigated a little more. This is what I found:

See that little bit if fur? Tiger, our ancient kitty cat, has decided that her new favorite place to hang out is inside the computer desk, in the very back of an unused shelf thing! At least she won't get her tail stepped on from there.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Cold Here!

It's been cold here this week. Well, really cold for me. Look what I came home to today! I was pretty surprised, since it was raining at work, but I hadn't seen anything else. So, since I knew it wouldn't last, I thought I'd better get back outside with the camera before it all melted. I can say it's pretty awesome, since I don't have to do any shoveling!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My New Slug Traps

It's been beautiful weather lately, and the garden has been calling. So, each day after work, Dozer and I work in the garden until it's time for me to go in and start dinner. I've transplanted lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage. They're so cute! But then, the slugs thought so too. I didn't want to use snail and slug bait because I'd feel awful if Dozer got some without me knowing. So I tried ....... beer. Yes, beer.

I had a bunch of plastic bottles waiting to be recycled, so I cut them up, saving the tops and bottoms to bury in the garden. I put them in strategic locations, put about 3/8" of beer in each one, and waited overnight.

That next morning, I picked out 30 slugs from my 6 little beer traps. Wahoo! Today I added more traps, and loaded them up! Beer.
It's my new best friend! Who knew it was good for more than just bread??