Things in the vegetable garden have taken an unexpected turn. Never before have I had to share this yard with so many creatures, the worst I thought being the groundhog that ate all the broccoli and cabbage (Not once BUT TWICE! I replanted all of it in early July)… UNTIL there was an entire skunk population! Skunks like to dig, we have always seen signs of having skunks with various holes in the yard. But then suddenly every night we could see them. Four or five of them in the yard, they didn’t care at all about us, the cats or the chickens.
Then BAM! there were cute little baby skunks everywhere! GAH. Why skunks are so cute I will never know. But the skunks have dug up almost everything in the vegetable garden, there are holes everywhere. Bean seeds and carrots, potatoes dug out, teeth holes in my sprinkler system. Oy Vey, I really had no idea how destructive they could be. I set a trap in the garden and what I caught was a racoon, I am sure he was also partly to blame. The groundhog has eluded me and is only looking more plump. I just saw him waddle across the lawn as I sit here!! Bloody Hell (but so cute!). Anyways!!….
We have been able to get many things from the garden still. Yummy peas (although right now it looks like an elephant sat on them), lots of turnip and Royal burgundy and green beans. Lots of tomatoes and squash coming on.
I still see no sign of garlic again– the bulbs are still there- and aren’t rotted but I wonder yet again what is it that garlic wants from me?? Just grow already as you are taking up valuable veggie space!
We have also been busy in the yard with 15 yards of top soil that was delivered a week ago, mainly to fill in the holes left everywhere by the big trees that were cut down. We probably needed about 5 yards for that but I *accidently on purpose* (-it’s special female trait) rounded up to 15 yards. There are gardens that I want to make! The kids have been begging to shovel the dirt and take it where it needs to go every night. It is the best backyard activity for kids ever! Who knew?
Maybe this rainbow is a sign that things will get better in the veggie garden. :)
Which critter do you wish only existed mythically at the end of a rainbow?