Last year, a squirrel went crazy eating every single peach. It was amusing to watch. He must have gotten a serious tummy ache after all those peaches because he didn't return this year. This is the first time I've gotten to see large, ripe peaches on the tree despite the fact that they're not perfect. Mr. T cut off the spotted part on one and he said that they are quite sweet. Maybe I'll have enought to make a cobbler for Mr. T.
And here's my shady herb garden. I've managed to kill the mint on the left despite the fact that everyone thought I was insane to plant it in the ground because it would take over. I've never had luck with mint in the ground. It dies on me. I'll go back to growing it in a pot next year. The basil on the right has done incredibly well. I've harvested it twice already and made large batches of pesto that I've frozen for the winter. I'll probably get 2 more batches of it. Basil is so expensive in the winter. The rosemary has also not taken over despite warnings. If anything has taken over, its the oregano in front. I have to cut that back and dry it.
Here's how the herb garden started in late spring.
My tiny veggie garden is below. I have to experiment with veggies because I only have shade to grow them in. Cucumbers and tomatoes do just fine in part shade. The tomatoes are taller than I am this year. The corn (on the right) was a huge joke and a failure. It was fun to try. I tried eggplant this year too.
We thought that was a failure as well, but we just checked today. Success!
And here are hydrangeas from my yard along with some roses I bought to go with them. I love the color they're turning now. Hard to believe they were a bluish purple not long ago.
I'm relaxing now with a colossal donut. Its hard to tell in the picture, but its called Colossal for a reason. Its probably 50% bigger than a regular donut and its delicious. Its my reward for the colossal tantrum the Happy one had today just before she went to sleep. I may have to change her nickname. She's 18 months old so I think the "terrible twos" have come early.
I have my donut, tea, my warmed herb scented neck wrap, my Snuggie (oh, yes I have one and love it!) and True Blood. I'm set for the night!