Double Whammy

While we were gone over the weekend, two tragedies occurred.

Our dill forrest drowned and turned brown. It was leaning over on all the broccoli and tomatoes so I cut most of it out.

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The boys were playing outside while I chopped their forest/hideout/cave/house down. They were, understandably, sad but kept up a brave face while they searched for another black swallowtail caterpillar amidst the wreckage.

And, as if that weren’t enough, my cactus flowers bloomed and died. I didn’t get to see the pretty pink petals as they only last for 1 day.

This is a picture of last year’s beauty.

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One bud remains and I’m hoping I’ll be around to see it bloom.

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After pulling out all the dead dill and some of the dead borage, I destroyed some squash bug eggs to vent my frustration.

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There was quite a build up over the weekend so the chickens were thrilled with all the dill, borage and egg laden squash leaves.

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One response to “Double Whammy

  1. Our dill was drowned too. A few stragglers left. Excellent idea about smashing squash bug eggs to vent frustration! What could be more fun?

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