Today I began removing the tired plants from the garden. The tomatoes were almost gone, so the few remaining were picked to ripen in the house and the vines were composted. My bell peppers had all been picked for yesterday's pepper jelly, so those plants were also pulled and put in the compost pile. This left quite a bit of unplanted space, a perfect place for two curious puppies to explore.
Neither Annie nor Otto can be tempted with a nice piece of grilled chicken breast or a lean ground beef patty, but just look how they go for the rotten kitchen scraps that used to be buried, before they dug them up! I had fixed them poached eggs for breakfast, and they turned up their noses at them...but in the fourth picture Annie's consuming a dirt filled egg shell, and Otter is licking the last bit of zucchini slime from his muzzle! And don't ask me what that is that Annie is consuming in the last picture, I don't think we want to know.
I ended up raking the garbage into a bucket and putting it into the compost bin, which is what I should have done with it to begin with. Sorry Annie and Otter, you get grilled chicken breast for dinner tonight.