Monday, August 9, 2010

That first day and tomato wreckers

Well I had a successful first day of work.

4a came too early after a night of tossing and turning due to the heat and worrying about anything and everything.

I am the ONLY one in my training class.

The trainer and I are friendly from my previous time there
as a temp and are flying through the required material.

The only hard stuff is selecting my benefits.
Mind boggling how many options there are.

I saw a lot of my old team mates from last year that
are back as temps. It was nice to see all those familiar faces.

I apparently have a varmints in the garden sampling tomato's.

I originally thought it was our turkey and or chickens,
but they are rarely seen out that far.

We locked them up to
be sure and it is definitely not them.
Maybe wild turkeys?
I don't know.
They just have a bit here or there though.

Today nine tomato's had been sampled.
Maybe a scarecrow will help?

I am in the process of putting down more mulch as our county AG guy says that will help with the septoria leaf spot we've got going on.

Using a combination of wood chips, which we get for free and straw that we have to buy.

This is my first year having any success with muskmelons.
Must be all the rain ~ which is killing the rest of my garden,
go figure....

I've got about a dozen or more that are about volleyball size.

Can't wait! Gonna be delicious.


Aunt Krissy said...

Oh! Somebody is being bad. What is the use of having 5 dogs if they can't protect your garden?

tainterturtles said...

Thanks for the information about putting down more mulch.

I hope you find out what is eating your veggies.