CONTAINER GARDEN PEPPERS HARVESTED BY SQUIRRELS!

Surprise!

That is what my family found when the BBQ was uncovered on the weekend. Some small, hungry creature had picked some ripe red banana peppers from the container garden, hauled them away from the plant to the underworld of the BBQ and proceeded to chow down on these spicy gems. Following the initial shock of finding these remnants of a peppery feast, we cleared away the side tray and proceeded to cook food for supper.

The following morning, I went outside to the deck for my morning coffee. Lo and behold, in the corner under the clothes drying rack, I discovered another pile of leftovers!

BEDTIME SNACK!

BEDTIME SNACK!

After this second incident, I decided to harvest the rest of the peppers before they were eaten by the squirrels or chipmunks that scurry through the yard. Not sure if they will tackle the cherry tomatoes next!

Meanwhile, as summer winds down, there are some tasks remaining for sorting out files and books and things. Great projects for rainy days!

Have a good one!

AUGUST RED AND GOLD!

Seeing red here on the deck! It’s harvest time in my container garden!

Thought I would post a photo of some pickings — cherry tomatoes, and rather spicy, sweet banana peppers.

2014 RED HARVEST!

2014 RED HARVEST!

August is definitely a winding down month for summer here in southern Ontario but the weather has been great for enjoying these numbered days.

Time to savour so many things: a read by the pool, catch a movie or two, listen to some tunes, see a play, to name a few. I have made my way through this list and will be ready to add some more for the last couple of weeks in August.

  • Book — I bought a red-covered paperback, Outlander, just for a summer read.
  • Movie and Music — Saw Country Strong movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and an amazing new-to-me, actor singer, Garrett Hedlund. Singing several songs in the movie, his voice is like a newer version of Kris Kristofferson as he sings several lyrical/danceable tunes in the movie.
  • Play –Caught a King Lear performance at Stratford. Colm Feore aces the title role in this tragedy.

Also, I took some time to watch the amazing super moon! Wonderful to see the impact of this golden moonlight on the landscape.

What a wonderful August world! :)

Have a great week, All!

2014 AUGUST GOLD!

2014 AUGUST GOLD!