Apr 28, 2013

Spring is here… so what?

Is everybody happy that spring is finally here? Me… not so much. I was happy until a series of events have put me on edge. First thing: There was a spider in the bathroom. Second: Last week there was a baby rattle snake in the backyard. The gardeners got rid of it but what if his mom, the big one, comes looking for her son?? Third thing: ย Denis and I were standing out in the backyard last night around 6:00 (it was still very light), watching the hummingbirds, when a skunk walked right past us – like we were invisible. I went for my camera but Denis said not to make any sudden moves – if he feels threatened, he could spray us. Mr. Skunk strolled away like he owned the place. Now I can’t just walk outside carefree any more. In the morning I have to watch where I step not to corner a rattle snake, and in the late afternoon I have to look over my shoulder for the skunk. And as if spiders, snakes, and skunks weren’t enough… the tomato plant came back! YES!! IT’S BACK!! In the exact same spot, right between the roses.

It’s just a little sprout right now but that’s all it was last year and I wound up picking over 8,000 tomatoes! I’m not doing that again! I don’t care how delicious and sweet those cherry tomatoes were…. oh, they were soooo good…. well, maybe I’ll just pick the first five thousand. The rabbit can have the rest.

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5 Comments on “Spring is here… so what?”

  1. Sue says:

    Hey Jenny, maybe your tomatoe plant will break last years record! More contests on the way??? Maybe you could give them away as prizes? I’m with Becky though, If they are too much to handle, you can always ship them here!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Heather says:

    OHHHHH NOOOOOO…..I think you need to open a market stand and make money on these tomatoes. =) But with the skunk and the snake you may not get any business!!!!

  3. MrsNews says:

    I don’t know if you follow me on FB or not because you have tons of friends. But we are currently staying in Florida on the canal. The entire time we have been here we have fought with Muscovy Ducks (50 Shades of Grey if you have read them), rabid otters, and now my husband has caught an alligator 3x while fishing. Now I am assuming that it is the same alligator but I don’t know that for sure. The thing is babies HAVE to have mommies right??? So where is the mommy alligator???

    Love your stories, come visit me!!


  4. Rhonda says:

    Aw poor Jenny the time has come again for you to have to deal with pests. Sorry the skunk kept you from going to get your camera but I believe I would’ve did what Denis said and just let him mosey right along…peww!…
    And the tomato plant came back?…Wow!! You almost seem excited but then again sharing and giving to the rabbit is the right thing to do. You had to be tired to be picking tomatoes every day. No wonder you want to share this year…
    Oh and this post reminded me of a song I heard and liked when I was little and I had to let you know…Take care and everyone have a great week ๐Ÿ˜€

    Jim Stafford Sings Spiders & Snakes Branson, MO

  5. Becky says:

    Ok, Jenny….on the tomatoes…please ship some to me in TX!! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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