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The Garden 3

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

So I had some time today to go out and assess the damage all these rainstorms have done to my garden. It wasn’t too terribly bad, I still have a full bed of almost ripe strawberries, the tomatos are round and happy, so n and so forth.

But I have to tell you guys, the coolest thing about the storms is all the little footprints in the mud! See the worms came up after the rain and so the yard was covered in robins and magpies and such, chasing their dinners down. So I got to track all kinds of bird prints in the dirt! It was kind of cool to see one set that the mud had kind of. mushed.. until they looked like itty bitty people footprints. So neat!

Anyway the hole is still there, and as always weirding me out, but there’s nothing ot be done as of yet. I need to wait for some electrical type personel to come and make sure I’m not going to zap myself righting the little green box. But I did a quicky doodle of the footprints because they were so neat!

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The Garden 2

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Well… here I thought all my garden woes were at an end, so to speak.

I decided to take a nap today (I’ve been somewhat unwell), when I was woken by a HUGE crash of thunder! When I’d laid down, it was sunny, not a cloud in the sky.. not anymore! I scrambled to my feet and ran to the back door to let my dog in. The poor guy, he was plastered against the glass and huddled there, whimpering sadly and trying to avoid getting drenched.

So, door open, and I get him in. Then I knelt there and toweled him off. While I was wrestling with wet dog fur, something caught my attention. I didn’t see it fully, to be honest, so I have no idea what I was looking at. It was probably the neighbor’s cat, since it was about that size, and FAST! no doubt it was running from the downpoor. There’s a tree house in the neighbor’s yard that most animals take shelter under.

But what KEPT my attention was the sight of the rainwater, rushing through my garden like a tiny river! It took quite a few veggies with it, and some of my favorite irises… and it opened that hole again. Opened, and then enlarged it to the point that the green post fell completely over!

When the rain went down, there was that hole, staring at me and kind of freaking me out. I’m not really sure what’s bothering me so much about this hole in the ground. Sure we have snakes out here, but they’re of the garden variety. The rattlesnakes tend not to come down out of the mountains and are quite a bit south of here. We don’t have many ground burrowing animals that are wild here, to be honest and most of them are all kinds of sweet. Like rabbits. So there’s nothing to fear about this weird hole in the ground, but I feel like it’s STARING at me. Watching me.

Gotta get this fixed tomorrow, when it’s not storming.

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The Garden

Monday, June 8th, 2009

It’s early morning. I don’t normally wake up quite so early, but there was a bit of a loud sound outside and it startled me awake.

Naturally when I went outside to investigate, that’s when the sky would choose to open up and pour rain all over the place. It figures. Well I made my way out to investigate what had happened and right away something caught my eye.

There’s a little green post in the back yard. I’m not sure if it’s for electricity or cable or phone or.. well.. everything; but normally it’s standing perfectly upright. Today? It had tipped to the side and landed against a rock. That’s probably what woke me up, the sound of it falling over. Either way I went over and checked it out, sure enough there was a hole right at the base of the post.

And.. there.. wasn’t any rain falling on it.

Well maybe the tree was positioned just right to block the downpour? At the very least it meant that I wasn’t going to get dumped on while I dug around and checked things out.

I couldn’t move the post, I didn’t dare to. The thing had so many wires going to it, I was scared I’d push it and.. I don’t know.. take out the power in the entire neighborhood? Knowing my luck that’s exactly what would happen. So I let it be, but got a good look at the situation in order to figure out who to call to fix it. That hole though.. it was.. really deep. Maybe a gopher dug it or a snake? It kind of creeped me out though because when you leaned real close to it you could hear a sort of hollow ‘wind’ sound, and what almost sounded like voices. It really scared me, and I grabbed a shovel and filled it with dirt pretty quick.

I’m going to call today and get the post righted, but that was just strange.

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