Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Garden Bounty

Every night before dinner in mid to late August you can go out to the garden and see what there is to eat! Tonight we had a goodly number of cherry tomatoes and one cucumber:

The cucumbers are funny. We only got one plant but we don't have much room, so the one plant is scaling the pine tree that borders our garden. The cucumber pictured above was hanging about 3 feet above my head. This is a good thing, because many of our other vegetables have been overrun by SLUGS. Slugs are nasty. Slimy. No eyes. Horrid little antennas (antennae?). Stupid slugs - you didn't go to the garden store and buy the seeds and sow the seeds and water the seeds and watch with wonder and glee when the seeds sprouted. No, you just crawled your slimy little way onto all our green peppers - there were slugs HIDING INSIDE for pity's sake - and even onto some of the cucumbers notwithstanding their spiky skin.

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