I have pictures of my beautiful, idyllic vegetable garden and my lush hydrangeas - that was last week's news.
After our deer attack a few days ago, I've been puzzling how to outsmart the little darlings. Just keep saying, "They are beautiful....they are beautiful....Bambi.....Bambi"
Jim suggested a beebee gun with two huh!?s from me. One: are you really going to shoot those peaceful critters - its only stings, but.... and Two: Are you really going to sit outside all night to catch them?
First line of defense: Liquid Fence - may be having some results - with the rain most of it washed off but I'm thinking things were a little better after I used it.
Second line of defense: I moved the garden ornament that moves with the wind into one of the gardens - maybe the peppers in it looked a little less ravaged this morning.
Third line of defense: I'm putting in tomato cages all around the perimeters and tying bright bits of cloth around them.
Fourth line of defense: Cleomes are planted around the boxes - hopefully they'll be getting big enough soon to be make the deer stop and think, anyway. Think of the Native Americans who planted squash in their corn because the deer didn't like prickly feet. I'm encouraging them, 'grow, grow'
Is this taking on the semblance of a battle? I have no other lines of defense at the moment except a sleeping bag and the dog if things get too dire.
That and the Farmers Market.
Quote of the day today is from SARK (see artist's inspiration page)
"eletter: e stands for energetic transformation."
I've tried to journal for years and haven't been much of a follow through person in that area. I have beautiful journals and pens but they haven't triggered the actual putting down of thoughts.
This estuff is very exciting - for some reason just the act of typing helps my thoughts flow- perhaps because I'm a piano player at heart who used to spend hours 'practicing' with the rest of my family yelling, "please - don''t practice now"
I'm hoping for the transformation part ......