4th of July, 2009

4th of July 2009The 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!!

DSCN0552 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!

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About embroiderbee

ABOUT ME: Catholic, Wife, Mom, Artist, Researcher, Baker, Cat- Herder, New Englander. I love designing needlework, especially samplers with specialty stitches, applique & quilting, painting, photographing, reading, writing, baking, fabric and floss collecting. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE COLORS: bluish-purples and greens. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE ANIMALS: Cats ~ you don't have to walk them, and they purr. I've also loved my share of dogs. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MUSIC: Instrumental ~ flute, piano, Smetana's Moldau ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MOVIES: Pride & Prejudice with Ehle and Firth. No other versions need apply. Waking Ned Devine, Happy endings only. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE BOOKS: A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, mysteries, romance, classics, non-fiction. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE CLOTHES: Worn blue jeans, turtlenecks, T-shirts, and hoodies. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Book Notes, some History Channel, Fox News, The Science Channel, some The Real Housewives of ... , Doc Martin, some Masterpiece Theater, some TED talks. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE THINGS 2 DO: Read a good book during a rain or snow storm. Stitch or paint in beautiful light. Talk in bed with my husband late at night and then go for an early breakfast... ie, have his total undivided attention, and luxuriate in it. Talk with our son without cell phones, ipods, etc at a family meal. Go to lunch with a friend and laugh till our sides hurt. Browse in a good library or bookstore. Go to the theater when both the play and the seats are good. Stay home and do absolutely nothing. Read on my Kindle! *~*~*~* ETHNICITY: Mixed-American Mutt of Irish (97%), Welsh, and many other slivers of ethnicity.

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