Yesterday afternoon, I finally cleaned up my herb/vegetable garden and planted the herbs that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. I can't tell you how good I feel about getting that done. I've felt like a bad garden mom, neglecting those little herb pots that needed transplanting. I had it scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend, but what really prompted me to get it done was the gift that my brother-in-law brought me for our big family bbq on Sunday. In a paper tray with a patriotic red, white and blue ribbon was a chocolate mint, a fennel, a cilantro and a specialty basil. How sweet and thoughtful was that? I just had to get those into the ground - pronto.
Look how nice and clean! Well, if you had seen the before, you'd most definitely have been impressed.
As I proudly take a picture of my neat and clean vegetable/herb garden, enter Mr. Groundhog at the edge of the lawn.
The groundhog normally feeds on grasses, insects and snails, but will absolutely feed on berries and vegetables if they are available. And in my garden they are. My strawberries are as of now beginning to turn color, and my blueberries are growing. Next weekend, hopefully, the tomatoes, cucumber, zucchinis will move in, among many goodies.
My fence was originally put up to keep out squirrels, chipmunks and little cottontails. Will it keep out the groundhog? I'll have to wait and see I suppose.
I just wanted to add this little Baltimore Oriole below, that kindly posed for me yesterday on a workbench. I've often listened to its song, never knowing who the bird is. But as this bird took off, he chirped for me. I love solving mysteries.