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I Failed Blog - I Failed Garden at the River Plot - But I did get some produce!

It's been a crazy year for sure.  I fell and hurt my shoulder and my knees and have been doing physical therapy.Been trying to do some of the gardening across the river but sure have failed. As previous post said, it was mostly weeds.  I did manage to pick a few ears of corn. I got just two meals worth of corn and one meal of roastin' ears. Not much for 4 rows 25 feet long.  Heck, they were growing fairly good and then they just quit. Many rainy and windy days which knocked down most of the tomato stakes. Yes, it was that windy!  I did get enough tomatoes from here at the house and out there for 6-7 pints of salsa. I planted the Pink Banana squash but never got one. Bugs are on the plants now so really don't expect to see one.  I did get one Acorn Squash. There is another growing but I bet those squash bugs get it.At home, for those who follow this blog, I did get about 3 to 4 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes out of the half whiskey barrel. I have picked many Banana Peppers a…

Trapping the Line

Trapping the LineBy Mary J WilliamsI feel like one of the Mountain MenChecking on a trap lineThe mouse traps were setBut Nothing did I findMost of them still had baitBut one was stripped cleanHow does a mouse do thatAnd not spring the thing?I have two on the kitchen floorOne is in the back roomOne is in a closetI hope all are caught soonYes, I have trapped a fewYou see the telltale signsLittle turds on the floorAlways in a lineSet the trap with peanut butterIt never seems to failOne I even caughtBy his little tailThis is driving me nutsHaving the mice in the houseNever before in over twenty yearsHave we ever had a mouse!The year is 2020The year of COVID-19Guess I can blame the miceOn what a year it’s been