Sunday, June 7, 2009

A not quite up-to-date update

As of May 24:
The spinach was bolting(going to flower/seed)

The peas were climbing beyond expectations

and beyond the fencing

we had a nice little harvest

I put in some tomato plants and something dug right next to one the first night. (They are fine, and I never did figure out what it was. I probably prefer, on some level, not knowing.)

Last ,but by no means least, I built this uber awesome trellis/obelisk for green beans to grow on. Mimosa must be eradicated, but that doesn't mean it can't be useful!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gray Rat Snake

First, let me say that I truly love living in the country. That said, I do NOT love everything about it. For example...

My daughter opened the back door and said in a surprised tone of voice " oh...hello", then she turned to me and said "gimme the camera gimme the camera gimme the camera". I figured the cat was doing something particularly cute, but no....

She is standing in the doorway here. That is the doormat. Yes, there by the SNAKE.
I'm sure he's very helpful, but, ICK. This is closer than I'm really comfortable with.

She then proceeded to STEP OVER it for more pictures.

You can really see how long it is if you click this pic.