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More of the same…

Posted in animal, Oakland, plants on June 13, 2010 by Nada

It hot here, miserably hot. 93 degrees yesterday and expecting more of the same today but without the breeze. At least yesterday we had a breeze, and also a neighborhood water fight. It was a large one too. I went outside to watch but then I was mistaken for a participant so I ran back inside.

The heat ripened our first two tomatoes from our garden. Unfortunately, even though they were cherry tomatoes they were mealy. I hope we don’t have another year of mealy and tasteless tomatoes like we did year before last. It was a disappointment. No clue why one year is tasty and the next year, not so much.

Our tomato Topsy Turvey was doing so well on our porch, we bought a pepper Topsy Turvey. They Topsy Turveys like our porch even though neither has put forth anything we can eat yet.I hope this is not one of these deals where we grow a huge plant with a thick stem and no vegetable.

And then there’s this. You might wonder what it is. First, it’s a concrete block we put in a spot in the yard where the little dog kept eating dirt. Easy enough to fix. The dog stopped eating dirt too, pretty much. I caught her noshing some dirt on the other side of the patio and I yelled at her, not out of anger, but because she’s a bit deaf. She heard me though, and I scared her. She jumped in the air. Yesterday I found this – poo on the concrete block. I think the little dog is trying to tell me something – like bugger off.

Some sad/good news. The slug who has been living under my bird bath for months, shriveled up on one end. I didn’t know if it was his head or his ass going bad, and I tried to save him with extra water but to no avail. After that, I couldn’t look for a while. He had been huge, wonderful, and majestic. This week I finally decided I had to clean the birdbath, and when I picked it up, I found babies. Turns out, slugs are hermaphroditic. Good for him/her.