Five more days. Five more days until Katie's graduation. Five more days
until we get to see our other daughter Ginny again. Five more days until party time! I worked nearly all day in my yard today, weeding, transplanting,weeding, raking, weeding, and cleaning. I worked until my knee hurt so bad that I had to take a pain pill. Then I wanted to work some more and it started to pour rain. Funny how God can have his way with us isn't it?! I did manage to get more done than I had planned and when I decided to get greedy about it I heard the thunder!
Yesterday the first Hollyhock opened up. They are supposed to be black but are actually, upon close examination, a deep, deep purple. And something is really eating at the leaves. I will have to spray it when the rain stops. I also got to play witch yesterday. At least that's what it felt like as I concocted a squirrel repellent recipe that I acquired off of the Internet. You know that a squirrel is just a rat in disguise. It's all about image. Make their tails all furry and puffy and we think how cute they are. They are cute all right, until they start ripping out all of my flowers and plants that I just planted! So as I stood over my stove yesterday concocting the very strong smelling all natural squirrel repellent, I couldn't help but do my loud witches laugh that my husband loves hearing me do. When it was all finished and cooled, I put it in a spray bottle to put it to the test. Now don't you worry, it's not poisonous, they just don't like the taste or smell of it. I sprayed it on and around the flowers and plants that I had to replant after the critters destruction, as per the directions. Lo and behold when I woke this morning and went to investigate my plants, not a one had been disturbed! You must reapply once a week and after rain. uh-oh , rain, it rained. I must hurry out to the yard tonight in the dark and respray my plants!
And here we have a photo of me, I mean the squirrel! Squirrel repellent as follows: To one quart of water add one finely chopped onion. Two finely chopped Jalapeno peppers . One tablespoon of red pepper and one tablespoon of paprika. Heat until it just comes to a boil. Don't forget to cackle loudly. Turn down heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain. Cackle. Pour into spray bottle and spray on and around plants as you cackle loudly.
And finally this evening I leave you with Katie and her new do. As you may or may not know she was not happy with the blue streaks. so she opted for a bright Auburn. She's happy, I'm happy that she's happy, Jake's happy that I'm happy that she's happy. We're all happy. Because when Katie's not happy, mama's not happy and when mama's not happy, ain't nobody happy! Goodnight All!