Monday, July 28, 2008

Odds and ends

That's what I wrote about this week - a little whining about the weather, broken peppers, and being a lazy gardener. Good news - I borrowed a camera, so I have pictures this week! This one shows the tomato vines that are two feet taller than me:

I forgot to link to last week's update, when I made pesto out of my own basil and parsley. I have officially cooked with my own produce. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the vegetables, assuming they don't all fall down.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Customer service

I'm really not a demanding customer. I almost always like to find things for myself and fly under the salespeople's radar. But when I have a question, I go in expecting that someone will greect me and ask if I need any help. Particularly at a privately-owned business. It's a bit of a shock to be completely ignored.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mini mantis

I found this little guy on one of my tomato plants today.

This makes me happy, even if my camera makes me slightly furious. It was such a tiny perfect little bug that's actually GOOD for my plants. After a week of setbacks and
attitude problems, it was nice to see this little creature on my poor plant, which has suffered at the evil little paws of the neighborhood squirrels.