Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fun Things to Come

Hey all! We're back from dropping our 10 and 12 year old at camp (sniff, sniff ). :( That was actually pretty hard to do! I'm sure harder because we home school and they're with me most of the time. I'm sure they'll have so much fun they'll come home and be bored for the rest of the summer. It sure looked like a fun place to me!
Last night, after dropping them off, we stayed at my aunt and uncles house. I've got some lovely garden pics and other fun stuff to show and tell. It will have to wait until tomorrow, though. See you then, and it will be SO worth it! I've got a "real" garden to show you! It makes mine look like...well...a joke, seriously! A serious joke! :D
The deer seem to think so too. While the gardener's away the deer will play? They uprooted more beets, walked through the carrots for the third time, and ate what was left of the spinach.
BUT, it's one step at a time, right? I'm on a learning curve here, and the only place to go is up!? One small step at a time and all that? Tomorrow, then!
P.S. Do you think if I put dog or people hair in the garden it would help? I've heard that it might work, but has anyone tried it? Would you share the results with me? I'm thinking about tying a few plastic bags out there for now. Any other ideas short of fencing? THANKS!!


  1. I haven't tried the dog hair but I have heard that it works - what's the harm, there's usually plenty of that around if it's anything like my place LOL!

  2. Years ago when we had an unfenced orchard, we tied cloth bags full of blood meal from the fruit trees and it was successful in keeping the deer away . . . until one spring when we had a freezing rain overnight and the bags became coated with ice. The deer came in and decimated the trees. :o( BUT it did work very well until that freaky happening. Might be worth a try.

  3. Erin-
    You're right, there is tons of dog hair around here! I scattered some around this morning after brushing the dog. It would probably work better if I contained it in something. We'll see what happens!

    Mama Pea-
    That sounds awesome! What is blood meal and where can I get some? I definitely want to try it!

  4. Patty, blood meal is dried blood and is used mostly for fertilizer as it's rich in nitrogen. You should be able to get it at most any feed store. Hope it helps your situation. It's one thing to be willing to share your food with the deer, but sometimes they eat more than their share!