Monday, April 2, 2012

Camel in the vege patch

I was out in the garden to collect the eggs when
I noticed a huge hole in the edge of my fresh circle.
I started to curse the puppy thinking she had taken to burying that skull
she has been carting around.
 As I got closer it was a very neat hole
no evidence of any bones?
The garlic I planted in the centre of the circle has come up already.
There were several of these large holes and they seemed to be in some sort of order?
Camel foot prints, as large as dinner plates.
Winston must have decided to have a closer look at the garden.
When I looked about there was not much damage,
If he had been in there he did not touch the rocket or silver beet.
I should have put something to compare the footprint size. Dinner plate is quite accurate.
Later that day I actually caught him in there......couldn't find my camera but took a picture with the mobile phone. I can't seem to find the phone now?
 Lucky for me he was eating everything in my 2nd circle of circles which is all weeds this year.
Wow I got lucky. Next weekend is the biggest market of the year.
The last thing I need  is for a camel to eat all the leafy greens, herbs and flowers, which is what he did when he walked into the backyard a few years ago.
Needless to say I fixed the electric fence this afternoon. Fingers crossed it worked.
MS and I have been working on the house the last few weekends.
The cladding should have gone on years ago. You just can't rush these things.
The front door got a make over also. M's dad made the front door and it's original paint had all worn off.
 All the windows are getting the paint treatment. I felt like a new home owner.
20 + yrs late with that feeling. Shame I am not steady on a ladder anymore.
This next bit is my favourite as it never even had any cement sheet and was a spider haven.
I really hated it. Now I am really impressed, every time I go through the back door.
 There is a cap for the corner....Yet to be secured, waiting for the last of the ripple iron to go on.

Backyard is a bit of an OH&S nightmare at the moment.
Might be the motivating factor to complete the job. Easter is coming so there will be time to finish.
After the market that is.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Looking good Jayne! Love it when we work on "the house" together - doesn't happen much here these days. The camel prints look like dinosaurs or monsters. Kids at school would love that story. Are you having visitors for Easter?? Have a good market. I'm enjoying some time at home.