We have had a beautiful Easter Sunday. The weather was perfect and Joe called so I got to visit with him, I always love that! It is so nice out now that we eat out on the screened porch. Tonight while we were eating we had a visitor- Here is his picture.
Can you see our visitor? We always have peanut butter and jelly for supper and this hornet came to our table so I gave hime a little on a knife. He loved it. When we finished supper Norman took him outside on the jar and sent him on his way. He isn’t tame but he wasn’t going to leave the blackberry jelly until Norman blew him into the air.
Here is another picture you may enjoy,
This is my garden now, I do love to see the wild animals but not in my garden so we finally found a way to keep the deer out. First we put a fence around the whole garden and that didn’t help a bit. As soon as I set out seedlings the deer jumped in and ate them. I did a little research and found a fence does no good. A deer will jump 7 foot or more to get in but if they can not see a clear place to land when they jump – they will not jump so we strung lace over the whole garden. This is just a small part of the whole garden but we have put lines over all of it so to the deer it looks like a roof. And in truth if they tried to jump in they would get all tangled up in the line. The deer still come by each day- once in the morning on their way to where ever they go to graze and again on the way home at night. They do stop and graze on the grass and weeds that are outside the garden but so far they don’t even try to get into the garden.
Tomorrow we will get back to the garden and get the last third for the garden tilled and ready to plant the corn and beans. They are companion plants so we will plant them together in the same row and see how it goes. Now that we have licked the deer problem we will work on the raccoons. We have never planted corn before because we live on Raccoon Trail but now they claim Mint-X garbage bags keep raccoons out of the garbage, if that is true if we hang strips of these garbage bags on our fence and lines, it should keep the raccoons out of our garden. I’ll let you know this fall when the corn is ready. I think the same lines will discourage the crows from raiding the garden when we plant the corn or at least I hope it does.
I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday. Have a great day.