Thursday, June 18, 2009
TOMATOES!! and a dirty bird update..........
We finally have a tomato from the garden. I have lots and lots of green tomatoes that are growing nicely since we got rain. This is the only ripe one I have. The cucumbers are really producing. I've been getting about five every day. I've gotten only two zucchini and no yellow squash, but within a week I should be getting lots of both.
I've been looking through cookbooks for good squash and tomato recipes. I've found several that I can hardly wait to make. Gardens supply good healthy organic food for summer eating.
Thought I would update you on the dirty bird problem. When I brought my brand new car home and parked it in the driveway last weekend, I was hoping the bird would leave it alone. No such luck. I had to wash it off the next morning. I tried putting plastic grocery bags over the side mirrors and so far that has worked! Evidently the bird doesn't want to roost on the bags or they cover the mirrors which were attracting him. Removing the plastic bags is so much easier than having to wash the car every time I want to go somewhere. I'm hoping it will continue to work.
We've been getting lots of rain lately. The grass is growing so fast you can almost see it getting taller. I'll have to spend tomorrow on the lawnmower. It takes me about 4 hours to get everything cut. I may have to go back over some areas with the bagger once it dries since it is so thick and tall.