Tag Archives: gardening
These are the last of the ripe tomatoes people. I think it’s gotten to chilly up here at GrowDammit Central, so we will be pulling the vines out of the ground and harvesting the green tomatoes for chow-chow. Of course, we will have to reserve a few for fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwiches. *drool*
I spent part of my afternoon on a local farm weeding onions. Turns out, it was fun. Why isn’t weeding my own garden so rewarding? Because that is solely a selfish endeavor for my own gain and well being. And, a colossal pain in the ass.
The Chester County Food Bank serves over 90 regional food cupboards and meal sites. Today, I weeded onion beds for them. Not all by myself, some of my co-workers joined me. Obviously the food bank gets canned/dried good/monetary donations throughout the year from very generous people, but they try to bring in fresh veggies during the season with their own sort of “farm to table” program. Local farms donate some growing space and minimal labor, but it’s up to the Food Bank and volunteers to grow, care for and harvest the crops. It’s called Gleaning, and you can read more about it here.
Get involved people. If you can’t give money, give some time.
― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
My friend Sue gave me a 6 foot snake last year for my birthday.
So, I brought it home and showed Ted and then a bunch of inappropriate snake innuendo jokes about snakes, trousers and rabbit holes ensued. Because we are still 12. But, we really didn’t give the idea that an inflatable snake would really keep Thumper and his brood out of our garden a lot of credence. I mean if a Dragon and the 20 cats that roam the neighborhood can’t manage it, what was a fake snake going to do?
If you are my Facebook friend, then you know that last weekend we installed tomatoes, peppers and beans here at GrowDammit Central. And true to form, the herd of cottontails that have their warren in the neighbor’s yard, started to take notice of the new source of dinner. So, we thought why not? Let’s bring out the big guns and see what is what. The worst thing that could happen would be that Sue would get her money back.
We’ve moved him around the garden perimeter for the past few days. It’s kind of off-putting when you see him out of the corner of your eye. The best is that we haven’t seen hide nor hare.
When the spawn asked if it was working, Ted told him that a leaf wouldn’t even fall in the yard. Sorry Sue.
Feel free to leave any snake innuendo jokes you might have in the comments.