Monday, August 24, 2009

This little guy is the culprit.....if you click on the photo, you will see he is munching on one of our cherry tomatoes..sweet life for him....he and his mate have take up residence in the retaining wall and cheerfully raid our garden, not only eating the tomatoes, but also snagging bird seed from the feeder and getting water from the bird bath.......I don't really mind as we have plenty but Alan considers their residence a challenge especially when, today, we spotted him climbing up our small young apple tree and trying to get the one apple hanging on the branch....that's going a little too far.......the little guy hasn't discovered the fig tree yet but its only a matter of time....Alan sits out on the patio, patiently waiting with loaded BB gun but so far, its squirrel 1, Alan 0.....
I can just imagine the squirrels sitting in their cool underground nest, peering out and seeing the human in the heat, chuckling to themselves.

as you can see, our ground squirrels are rather a rough bunch, more like junk yard squirrels, not near as handsome as the Midwest red tree squirrels, their cousins....with their pretty coloring and big fluffy tails....
Most of the garden is gone, but we do have our tomatoes left.....I will be sad when they are gone, we are getting so spoiled......we did plant two new tomato plants, two Big Beefy tomatoes...we didn't really have enough to can, I did make some terrific sauce the other day which we enjoyed.
Next year, its going to be more tomatoes, maybe about 25 plants or so as they grew the best.

Remember, I was telling you how high sugar was going to get? one of our local markets is selling 10 lb. bags for almost $6.00.....I am going to check around and see if I can find some cheaper...and that was the store brand......

Lastly, my dear aunt sent me a link to the most beautiful site.........and I wanted to pass it on to you...so sit back, and be sure to turn your sound on Colors
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