|New deck garden started July 14th|
Yesterday I filled my new inexpensive pots with my magic organic goat-house compost and planted the two tomatos and a bell pepper plant I had purchased. The fourth pot is currently empty. Oh, I planted some jalapeno pepper seeds in the larger black pot for my kids who love them. I am guessing there is not enough of the growing season left to actually get any peppers from those plants but I can always bring these pots into the house on cold nights.
|Cattle panels now fence in front garden|
Now I take some pics of raspberries, my milkweed and horseweed patch (that is an entirely different blog post for the near future), blueberries. I even discovered a blueberry bush that I had completely missed that is covered in ripening blueberries that I must cover in netting today.
|Damage by deer|
I have lived here 12 years and never once have deer touched my garden. So what does any photographer do? I take a lot of pictures. I try to make myself feel better. I comfort myself with the knowledge that I will be able to share my pain and be comforted by friends. What else can I do? Oh, and I start plotting . . . no, not revenge. I start thinking about using my last cattle panels to fence in this backyard garden.
Now this new fence project is at the top of my to-do list. It must get done today.
Finished with capturing the devastation, I even forget to head around to the garage area to check on my container garden there. I just want another cup of coffee, to cool down (because it is downright hot outside at 8:30 am). Okay, I am emotionally conflicted and not happy.
I get into the house, connect my camera to my pc and start downloading (I don't have a card reader on my desktop pc). Grabbing a fresh cup of coffee, I sit down while the downloading continues. I like watching the photos pop up as each is downloaded, like a slideshow.
All done. I look in the folder with today's downloads and there are five pictures I did not take. Hmmm. One of the boys took five pictures of something.
Yep, that is a doe sniffing around my backyard. Yep, one of the boys took this picture and then forgot to tell me that there was a deer in my backyard. I am just a little peeved about this lack of concern but understand. We have never had deer in our yard before. We have never had to worry about deer eating any of our landscape or vegetable plants. We enter a new era. Now like most other gardeners in Connecticut we face the daunting task of trying to grow veggies and having them survive the local wildlife long enough to be eaten by the gardener and her family. Just another challenge! I can do this!!!