On Thursday afternoon (6/26/14), Rick George and I went to the Barns Garden to do some watering and to start on some bamboo trellises for our growing tomato plants. We found that our great volunteers had been busy weeding, watering, and planting; their squash and herbs are up and doing well. We were fortunate to find the generator and pump running, so watering was easy. It was disappointing, though, to find that the bed of beets had been demolished by deer and the beans and carrots were coming under attack. Upon learning of the loss, our FoodCorps friend and coauthor Lianna was moved to reply, “Oh, deer”! I, for one, have decided to forgive the pun. This time.
|Note the hoof prints|
We’re still awaiting news of a hoped-for decision to provide full-time electric power to the pump that services the SEEDS Educational Garden, the Community Garden, and our smaller effort at the Historic Barns Park. If and when that’s accomplished, we’ll contemplate installing some drip irrigation lines. And we hope before long the remainder of the surrounding fence will be improved to exclude Bambi and family.