Monday, July 29, 2013
Next year I might add a pump to circulate the water (unless someone talks some sense into me).
(Note the gnome beer garden table where they direct the labor.)
We were a dismal failure at it.
So we bought sprouted wheat grass.
The geese turned up their beaks at it.
We left it at the park and noticed one
goose starting to work on it so maybe
they will get a healthy meal yet.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Then we got home and looked up care of such plants.
We need special mail order dirt to plant it in its special clay pot and a bag of tiny rocks so it has adequate drainage but still stay humid so a plate needed to go underneath and has to be outside for four hours of strong sunshine a day AND it needs distilled water at $1.39 a jug...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I think the gnomes may attempt to move in for the winter. And extra stuff (that would not work outside) began arriving by the UPS truck. The stuff needed a home and a theme developed...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
We've got wasps living in the juncture of the railing to the staircase rail. We tried live and let live but some family members are getting worried about them. So we bought *two* of these fake hives that were supposed to scare them off. A territorial thing.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Wasp trap full of pesky wasps
Fly trap *not* full of pesky flies
We are plagued with wasps nesting in the deck railing - they fly in at the juncture of the stair railing and the main railing. We bought decoys wasp hives (supposedly they see it and flee - HA!). I won't use pesticides and I would not let The Engineer wall them inside their nest to starve to death. So I gave them the final meal option of tasty hot dogs, a hearty alcoholic haze with beer and a swim. And it is working.
Inside the stupid flies turn up their collective noses at hot dogs, beer, honey, raw hamburger - nothing entices them into the trap.
Tar is doing his best to catch them. But a 125 lb. goofy Labrador leaping around the house brings its own dangers...
Thankfully the gnomes realize that getting into the wasps' beer would be inadvisable.