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.
Isn't that something? My dog does the same thing. It chews at the dirt on the ground, and I have no idea what she is trying to get to! It drives me crazy..lol. I have to get onto her, saying " quit chewing the ground!" lol. Crazy dog....It's really sad that some of your plants are being removed.....Oh well, you can look at mine in the meantime.... I'll keep the pictures coming while you're building birdhouses. hee hee. Little carrots, huh?ReplyDelete
I still have a few plants...lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, beans, mesclun. And I left one zucchini and one crookneck, the crookneck has a lot of baby squash and the zucchini is showing a couple. The cherry tomatoes are still producing heavily, too.ReplyDelete
I want to see the picture when you feed those cow peas to the cows! LOL
My birdhouse building supplies are all packed and ready to head south. I'm anxious to start building again!
Ha! Those cowpeas are gonna be good.....Speaking of building something....Granny, I'm building an enclosed seed starter that will probably be the most complex design on GW! LOL. If the people on there don't think i'm weird now.....just wait til they see this! It's gonna be suuuuuuhh-weeeeet! I'm taking pictures of the construction as I'm building it, and the post for it on my blog will be very long. Whew...ReplyDelete
So that's the big secret project! I'll bet it's a lot fancier than my seed starter...watch your email.ReplyDelete
Well.....that's not what i'm all giddy about. You'll find out friday or saturday. It's something "special". I can't wait!ReplyDelete
But, back to the seed starter....although many that see it will think it is very high-tech, in reality -it's a very simple design to me. I do so many complex things at work, that some might think i'm a rocket scientist or something. Hey, i'm weird! I'll check my email tonight.....
I know this is totally not related to today's post, but I've got lots of tomatoes and lots of bell peppers and want to make salsa. Any chance you have a recipe you could post?ReplyDelete
I only make fresh salsa, and haven't made any for canning. I do, however, plan on planting more tomatoes in my garden next year, as well as a few hot peppers as well as the bells, so I will probably be looking for SAFE recipes for salsas on websites such as:ReplyDelete
I would be leery of using just any salsa recipe found online, as utmost care needs to be taken for safe consumption.
In my next life I want to be your dog. Poached eggs, grilled chicken breast..... Sigh. Wish I could eat like that now!ReplyDelete
LOL, reba...My son says the same thing! Right now I have chicken thighs simmering with fresh green beans and carrots. I'll cut that all up and add brown rice and powdered eggshell. I usually do a week's worth of that and keep it handy in the freezer. They only get chicken breasts when I forget to make their food! I have never seen dogs that were such picky eaters.ReplyDelete