Thursday, August 01, 2013

Today's projects...a great day off.

I have several Spaghetti Squash. This one is about eight inches long. The others are about four. I have never tasted Spaghetti Squash, but I have heard it is delicious. I was going to buy one last fall to make sure I liked it before going to all the work seeding and planting, and loving and harvesting...and blech..hating it. I weighed the squash and was kind of shocked that it was eight dollars. I was at the supermarket at the time, and thought, I hate MOST supermarket veg, so just plant the seeds and give it a go.

I took my brother's beautiful Rhubarb out from under the holly. It was meant to be temporary, but I was planning to dig it up in the spring. Today one of my fuzzy kids { have met him...Beamer the cat who follows me like a dog} decided to attack and kill a young bunny that I had just watched cross my yard. I ran out to grab Beamer so he didn't get any ideas. He seemed uninterested in it. No surprise. I turned my head for a second and saw something out of the corner of my eye. Beamer was gone. I frantically went screaming across the yard in the direction of the bunny. Nothing. No noise, nothing. I rounded the greenhouse and there was my peace loving Beamer with the bunny. I won't horrify you with the whole story, but it involved my yelling and holding Beamer around his shoulder neck area so he couldn't do any more damage. When he finally let go I was pretty sure the bunny was gone. I wrapped her in a towel and put her in the cool shed in case she was playing possum. She wasn't. She was gone. I dug up the rhubarb and put her under the holly. Beamer hasn't been a killer for the ten years I have had him. He had been abandoned in a common dumping ground for cats. He must have known how to hunt and in his old age, has reverted back to it. There is a collar and bell in his very near future. I gave him 'stink eye' all day. I am so sorry little bunny. My fault entirely. I should have belled Beamer just in case years ago. 

On a happier note. I planted 16 Winterbor Kale. Kale is so delicious in the winter you just wouldn't believe it. It is sweet and juicy and more lettuce like than kale. Kale is summer is better for kale chips in my opinion. Raw in salad in the winter. Yummm.


Mark Willis said...

The Spaghetti Squash looks like a giant ostrich egg! :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful color on the squash. I'm going down to the patch to look at mine today.

Gardeningbren said...

That blue squash is perfectly beautiful. How lovely!!