Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stray Cats in the Garden

I know most people probably don't like strays in the garden since they dig up beds and can pee a lot causing less than desirable smells but I hope there are nearly just as many who don't like to see them die in the yard or other unfortunate ways.
I recently had to get a dead cat out of my neighbor's shed. It got locked in there accidentally last month and seems to have starved.
This does not however prevent me from chasing them out of my own yard just to keep them on their toes. Just this morning I chased the large black one out. It was laying in it's usual place near the strawberry patch which seems to have a permanent indention of it's round body in the grass. This way, although they probably know they aren't in any real danger, they still know who's pretending to be boss.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stink Horn

It has to be one of the grossest things I have found in my garden. At first I thought it was a present from the local stray cats again since it was green and slimy on top but it was also sticking straight up and I could tell it was hollow.
For those who know what it is, a description is all that is needed to identify it. Nothing else seems to fit the strange description. I didn't notice any odor but that isn't uncommon. If nothing else maybe it will scare off the strays for a while. They didn't seem to like it either when I saw them pass through the yard.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Out of the gate

I always wanted a nice gate to the backyard of some such thing but this post has nothing to do with actual gates. Instead it is about the sprouts at work.
The first plant to sprout, the apple, was actually a transplant to that pot and the real strong sprout that's now even bigger is a citrus sprout. I can't tell what kind it is yet since there are several types but my fist guess is a lime.

Monday, February 1, 2010

And The Winner Is!

The apple tree has sprouted first....
I don't remember planting the apple seed but I do remember having an apple some months ago and knowing me it's not unlikely that I planted one or two or several of the seeds in various places hoping something would sprout.
About twelve years ago I had an apple seed sprout and it was doing really well except until one day I went camping and it was left to it's own devices and the downpour that occurred while I was gone. I really wasn't thinking when I planted it because it was in a glass bowl. The water pooled in the bowl and the poor little tree drowned.