Friday, May 24, 2013

Another Restless Night

I did not sleep well last night. Before bedtime, Moss was cocking his head at one of the lower cabinets. Inside I found a mouse caught by his tail in a trap that had been sitting there for a year. (the trap, not the mouse) I found some long, poky things and tried to move him to the outdoors. Of course that didn't work. He had wrapped himself around something and managed to pull his tail free. Then he scurried under my bed. I set the trap with fresh peanut butter and set it by the bed, then attempted to block it so one of the dogs don't get a trap on their nose. Now I'm squeamish about putting my feet down there.

Then during one of my nightly visits to the loo, I looked up and by my head, on the wall was one of the ugly wood cockroaches. They are huge and somewhat scary. I chased him around until he disappeared into the depths of my closet.  Great. Tried to go back to sleep. This is a bit unnerving since I had one crawling on my neck in the middle of the night a few months ago.

During another trip to the loo I spotted him or a friend on the back of the wall behind the fridge. He seemed to vanish behind the wall to the closet. Great. I left the light clipped to the wall over the fridge and tried to get back to sleep. I really need to seal up this camper.

Now for a nap....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Strawberry Theft!

It seems I will have to devise a cover for my strawberries. Today was the day that big strawberry shown in the previous post was going to be picked and eaten- at full ripeness. I discovered a big hole in the berry from a bird, I assume.

Update 4/24/13
I got to eat 2 fantastic strawberries that were hiding under the leaves. More flowers blooming. HA to the birds!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Mini Vertical Soda Bottle and Bucket Garden

I am most happy with my little garden. I am not allowed to dig in the ground here at our park, but I can grow things in containers. I decided to experiment with vertical soda bottle gardening.
So far, my lettuce, Swiss chard, strawberries and purple basil are doing great around the back of the camper. I have some carrots, potatoes and gourds around the side.
I wrote a more detailed piece on Wizzley on how I did this. Rather than repeat myself, you can take a look HERE.