Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How d'You Like Me Now, Slimey Boy!?


Or at least one of them.

***This is post two for today. Scroll down, or click the title to scroll to the first post***

I went out to the garden this evening after feeling like someone had sunk my battleship on my earlier garden trek, when it was almost dark, just to check the cabbage one more time. Something in the corner of a square kept catching my eye, but I couldn't maintain focus on it. I reigned in my scope of vision and found a stubby, fat, insert explicative here, here, here and here for good measure, stinking caterpillar/worm. It was like he was trying to work himself OUT of the soil for another tasty meal. I would have taken a picture, but I dispatched him quickly and his green juices satisfyingly spurted everywhere. The victory was short lived because I saw another of my cabbages was severed was a crowder pea plant. I sprinkled DE on the soil everywhere, so I'm hopeful if there's any more of the aforementioned pests, they'll meet their end soon enough. I'll likely plant radishes, either red or more black, in the empty places.

It's a small victory, but a victory none the less for the original corner yard.

I had good intentions to put those peas in the spaghetti sauce tonight...but they never made it. Ok, one of them did because I felt guilty about just eating them all raw and ignoring my plan, but they were so amazingly sweet. I had just about decided there would be no garden peas for me since they take up so much room for what they produce, but I may have changed my mind. I did add fresh tomatoes and whole banana peppers to the sauce. It's amazing what a fresh tomato will do for the texture of spaghetti sauce. Just fantastic.

I'm irritated about the masticated plants in the corner yard and the demolished radishes in the other corner yard, but over all....not a bad day.

The morning comes early. Our school's amazing, last second football victory over their rivals (low snap resulted in the holder making a TD run...seriously, the footage is amazing) and FOX5 has chosen them as "The Team of the Week." They'll be there filming tomorrow and we have a pep rally second period, so you know the rest of the day kids will be completely focused on learning. ;) I'll have my work cut out for me, that's for sure. But I'm happy for them. They're good kids.


  1. You mean a worm did that much damage? Good lord! I have a stinkbug invasion right now...

  2. One down, how many more to go? Congrats on the football win. My grandson plays his first game tonight; hoping he survives in one piece. Be cool if they won, too.

  3. I'm not saying all the damage, everywhere in all gardens, but sure enough I bet he's the one cutting through a leaf or a stem of cabbage every night in that big box where I found him.

  4. Woohoo for your grandson SB! I'm sure he'll have the time of his life and remember it forever.

  5. My lettuce disappeared overnight, I understand completely, your desire to use expletives.

  6. LOL - I have to laugh about the peas. I hardly have any to put in meals because I will just eat them raw while preparing. They are SO good!