Thursday, August 13, 2009

Garden Update and Geese

I can't believe how fast this week has flown by! I can't really say that I've accomplished much but I'm pretty sure I've been very busy doing something - ha ha!!

Remember a few posts back when I was complaining about living with deer? Between the lack of rain this summer and the deer trying to find anything they could to eat, there wasn't much left of my main circular flower bed in the center of my front yard. Well, right after I planted a few new plants and covered them with deer net, we started getting several storms pass through. We were getting nice rain storms several times a week, and you know what a much better job Mother Nature does watering than we do with our sprinklers. Take a look at the huge improvement in the once naked flower bed....even the tomato plant has grown back and has buds on it!

One of the reasons this flower bed is so full of plants now is due to tons of volunteer plants coming up. My salvias and vincas drop lots of seeds and if I would just be patient to wait for them, I really wouldn't need to plant anything in this bed.

While I had my camera with me this morning, I took a couple of pictures of my geese, Hansel and Gretel. They are gray saddleback Pomeranian geese and are a little over one year old. Gretel was suposed to be a girl but isn't. He doesn't really care that he has a girl name though. They are nice enough but Hansel did bite me earlier this summer. After I grabbed him up by his neck, he decided that wasn't such a good idea and hasn't tried it again. :) Hansel is the one in the front with more white; Gretel has gray above his legs; they weigh about 20 lbs each.

I'm home today cleaning and putting out some fall candles and decorations. I'm ready for summer to be over about wishing my life away!

Have a great day, whatever you do with it.