Thursday, June 10, 2010

That Dirty Rotten Varmint

While we were away on vacay at the most magical place on Earth, my white-trash hillbilly neighbor was kind enough to water my garden.  This may sound easy enough, but it really is a pain in the rear.  Unfortunately, the closest place to hook up a hose is in my laundry room.  This requires great talent and skill.  The hose really isn't long enough, so it takes precision and accuracy not to knock the utility sink over during the process.  I think she finally got the hang of it by the end of the week.  I really owe her one...maybe I can find some moonshine to pay her with. 

I was very excited to return home to see how much my veggies grew while I was away.  As soon as we pulled into the drive after a grueling 17 hour drive, I ran over to the garden.  At first, all looked swell.  But then, much to my dismay, it went downhill.

Here was what I saw first...

But then...

It appears that some type of four-legged varmint ate all my green beans, cucumber, and zucchini plants.  At closer look, it also nibbled on my cabbage and broccoli plants.

These are the remains of a cabbage plant that once looked like this..

The pesky varmint even nibbled at my broccoli.  But, I think it might still pull through.

Last night, I went ahead and replanted my green beans.  I will have to get some more cucumber and zucchini seeds this weekend.  Until then, I will just have to look at the verdant part of my garden. 

My tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and onions are looking great.  I can't wait to start making some delicious summer treats.

Even Zuma has taken it upon herself to catch that dirty rotten varmint.


  1. Sorry about your dirty rotten varmint! The rest of your garden looks great!

  2. Dropping by from Beyer Beware to say hi! Sorry about your varmint...we had that problem too and have been putting a fence around our garden the last two years. It's helped a LOT...keeps rabbits, etc out and the scarecrow keeps out the birds. Off to become a follower!

  3. That has got to be SOOOOO frustrating!! But I'm glad you had fun @ Disney & are starting the spoiling!

  4. I know how it feels to have your green beans eaten. We had that happen last year in our garden. This year I have set bar soap and citronella candles out there. I have been told they don't like the smell and leave and the soap doesn't hurt the plants if it gets rained on. So far so good, so we'll see how it goes.

  5. What a bummer, but at least you still have half of a really good looking garden, time to plant more, and you had an awesome trip to Disney. :-) It can always be worse or at least I try to tell myself that at times like this.


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