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It’s Wabbit Season!

My garden is growing, but unfortunately so is the rabbit population in my neighborhood.  This little pest has decided he likes my grape tomato plants:

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Where’s Elmer Fudd when you need him?

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Image courtesy of Looney Tunes Fanon Wiki

Oh well, time to move the tomato pots inside the gate.  Waskly Wabbit!

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Get it While it’s Hot!

Last weekend was nice here is Charlotte.  I spent the day working in the yard and got the vegetable garden planted.

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My wife is especially excited about the spinach.  I can’t let her have too much of it though or she might go Popeye on my butt.

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Of course, a nice day outside isn’t complete without a fire.

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I’m not stirring up that fire for my health.  The pan on the bench in the background is the smores fixings.  They’re not quite Reese’s Cups, but they’ll do in a pinch.

Speaking of fire, this is the last day of my red hot book sale on Amazon.  Head on over and get my Kingdom of Haven series for a great discount price.  The Order of the Wolf is still free until the end of the day and the rest of the series is discounted.  Free is good, but a discount isn’t bad either.

Ahem, after last weekend, I need to buy some more marshmallows.

 

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Here’s a Treat

 

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Check out my new strawberry pot!  There’s nothing better than a freshly picked strawberry.  We’ve harvested about 10 berries so far.  Most of them didn’t make it into the house, but that’s the point.  You gotta have something to snack on while you’re out in the yard.

If you’re not into strawberries, check out my Amazon promotion going on right now for the Kingdom of Haven Series. . . Delicious.

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What’s Wrong with Playing Ostrich?

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I’ve been practicing my ostrich impression for the last week or so — burying my head in the sand to avoid writing and other people.  It’s not that I’m unsociable,  it’s more like I needed time to recharge.

I don’t really get extroverts.  Supposedly they feel recharged when interacting with people.  How is that even possible?  Wait a minute!  So that’s where all my energy goes when I’m around other people.  It’s you extroverts that are sucking it all away.  So that means that introverts are actually powering the world of human endeavor.  We go off on our own, recharge our energy, and then run across an extrovert that takes it all away.  Where would the extroverts be without us?  I feel a story coming on.

Anyway, It’s been really nice here in Charlotte for the past week — good weather to recharge.  Also, the kind of weather that gets me thinking about springtime and the garden.

I mowed the lawn for the first time, and put out the citrus trees:

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Went hiking on a greenway and saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after they filled up on pizza:

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And hung out in the yard:

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Marvelling over the daffodils:

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And the first stalk of asparagus of the season:

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Wow, I feel refreshed.  Maybe it’s time to peek my head back out of the sand and see what’s been going on.  Anyone want to buy a book?

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Garden In Winter

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The only thing sadder than a garden in winter is no garden at all.

 

 

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Citrus Galore

I’m up to 4 citrus trees now.  Below you can see the Meyers Lemon is having a bumper year, but the lime tree in the background didn’t do much.  Of course, the lime tree lost its leaves over the winter, so I’m happy that it recovered. Also, it’s growing season seems a bit off.  It is starting to produce flowers now.

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The Meyers Lemon tree is drooping with fruit this year.

My orange tree produced more than last year.  I’m not sure if this is its normal or if it will continue to increase yield each year.  Also, I picked up the mystery citrus tree on the left for $2 from a nursery this past spring.  It had been sitting on their yard since the previous year, and they didn’t know what it was.  Neither do I.  Maybe it’ll produce something next year.

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Oranges coming soon!

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What Do You See?

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I walked outside the other day to check on my garden and this is what I saw.   He was actually closer when I walked up on him, but I didn’t have my glasses on and it took me a bit to find the camera button on my phone.  Even then, I wasn’t sure I got him in the picture until I went inside to get my glasses.  Yep, getting old is a bitch.

Luckily, he preferred to munch on the honeysuckle growing on the boulders in my yard instead of my garden delights.

I showed this picture to my wife, and her reaction was: Ahh, how cute.  Yep, cute, just like the bunnies that hippty-hop through my yard and munch on my flowers.  She see’s cute bunnies, squirrels, and deer wondering through our yard as a wonderful display of nature’s creatures.  I just see a bunch of free-loading riffraff who sneak around (usually at night) and eat my plantings.

What do you see?

 

 

 

 

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