It's hard to tell what's in that picture, but it's deer tracks. More specifically the digging done by a deer who got the piss shocked out of it after trying to enter the garden. After two months of chirping, the fence charger finally got some use. Hopefully it gets some more use. I suspect the watermelons will be very inviting.
Speaking of watermelons....we have a few on the vine! This one is about the size of my thumb, but it's a start. This is where watering becomes critical or they will all get bullet-nosed. I'll define that term in a later blog. I'm sure I'll have an example ;)
Saturday morning was spent staking tomato plants. I put baskets around the ones that get the most sprinkler water and used bamboo stakes for the rest. That's The Murph in the background. He was helping ;)
This is my "engineered" potato drying rack. It is the base of my youngest sons old crib. I covered it in screen and suspended it from the rafters in my shop. Perfect for letting the taters get air from all sides. Already had the base and the chain. Total cost was $3.49 for the screen. I do hit my head on it all the time though. Doh!
Sunday's bounty. Cooked a pot of beans and bagged 4 quarts for the freezer.
The day ended with a true home cooked meal. Veggies from the garden and deer tenderloin. The deer was on the money. I recently learned about marinading it in milk for 24 hours to help tenderize it. Worked like a champ! The kids loved this meal because they helped harvest it and because it tasted good. not usually a deer fan, the wife even liked it.
It was a great weekend. It started out hot and humid and ended cooler and breezy. We got a little rain. The kids got dirty with me in the garden. Murphy dug his first potatoes. Mama Bear ate deer meat. Davis is riding his bike without training wheels. The Ford tractor is almost done. Wow! Hope next week is as bountiful and fruitful!
Y'all take it easy,