4th of July, 2009
The 4th of July was sunny! We spent the entire day outside in the gardens! It’s so wonderful to see the sun again for more than a couple of hours! Yesterday and today were sunny also. I’m “drunk” on how good it feels to sit in the grass in the sun. Maybe if we have more sun we’ll have fewer slugs in the garden.
It’s been a banner season for slugs. I’ve never seen so many. We pick them off the veggies in the AM and the PM. One morning we counted over 50. It’s a big garden, but still … Blech! Today DH brought home 3 Peking Ducks. They’re adorable, friendly, funny and they LOVE slugs! We put them in the garden this afternoon and let them get acclimated. Tonight, after supper we watched them rooting around in the garden. They were in absolute duck-heaven!!
Larry (the drake), Curly (female who still has baby-fuzz on her head head), and Moe (Maureen O’Hara ~ feisty boss lady).
Larry and Moe are communing. Curly is listening for signals from the mother-ship.
We now ( 7/12) have NO slugs in the veggie garden!