no, this is not a latte. i am about to enjoy one of hubby's lastest homebrews called rebelation '07-ooh la la! check out the foam on this thing- looks like a guiness. mmmmmm! sorry you can't share one with me-it is oh so good. tastes very good after beginning the tortuous project of digging up all our raised beds and laying down hardware cloth. yes! gopher warfare has begun. i've tried the juicy fruit gum trick, flooding the holes and those expensive battery sound devices-and i'm not sharing anymore! get your own garden! gee, was that a cheeze it commercial? power of the media-gads! for 2 summers i've watched my bean plants disappear before my eyes(shovel stabbing does not work either), my potatoes munched and my cucumber and melons destroyed!-no more garden devastation. so, bed by bed i'm gonna dig em up and cloth em down. whew! what a job. look what i found deep in the beds as i dug it up. several of these babies-an entrance, exit and an escape route. grrrrrr! gee a little TNT could be fun.
after digging about 2 feet down i nailed in the hardware cloth. this one bed took me 2 days-and it is the smallest one! our potato patch will be hell. well-here's the finished job-aint she a beauty? busted my finger open twice in the same spot with the hammer. good thing i knit the english way! normally i wouldn't be working in the garden in feb. winter in my neck of the woods usually consists of rain, rain, and more rain. gee did i mention rain yet? maybe a few snowfalls-but it never stays long-much to the kids dismay. seems like all you folks east of the rockies are getting blasted with a real winter-just like the old days. while you all have been busy shoveling the white stuff-i've been digging in the garden with no coat on! (can you say global warming?) i actually had the audacity to complain how hot i was.-i know-go ahead and spit at the computer. really it's okay. now, i'm not trying to rub it in or anything but i thought i'd leave all of you folks with a promise-a positive image to get thru the day. after all, ground hog phil did not see his shadow. this is what greeted be in the garden the other day.