Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Flora great. Fauna nosomuch.

A few weeks ago we transfered our cherry tomato plants (yellow pear and super sweet 100) to upside down buckets. Cherry tomatoes are supposed to do great in Vegas. Whatever.

Happy planting day:
upside down Yellow pears

Unhappy two weeks later:
bad tomatos
The yellow you see are not tomatoes, but leaves. Ug.

And my peppers are doing just as well!
bad peppers

I bought some native plants grown in the Springs Preserves. I look forward to killing indigenous plants too.

The animals are coming along kind of sort of.

As for Sprinks and the ferrets. Very odd dynamics. Tiff still wants to befriend Sprinkles. Babette and Sprinkles are in an all out war. Sprinkles stalks Babette until Babette flips out and chases Sprinkles. To remind you, Tiff is the alpha ferret, so the fact that Babette evidently is trying to keep a kitten from usurping her 2 position is kind of cute. Sprinkles, too afraid to really challenge Babette, takes out her frustration on Tiffany (who is still trying really hard to befriend Sprinkles) by swatting, chasing, and being an all-around jerk towards poor Tiffany.

However, the bigger animals are adjusting better.
animals together
petuniasprinks2

OK so not all days are great...
Sprinkles not wanting a bath
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If you noticed the couch-- hot off the success of my summer gardening, I plan to re-upholster this sectional. If you are thinking, "oh I didn't know she could sew..." You are correct my friend. However, I have learned to thread my machine, so I figure I'm golden.

If you noticed the slender dog-- as of her last weigh in, she is within 2 lbs of her goal weight (from 49 to 41)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

The last pet picture looks more like my home these days! lol. Even when they adjust, like humans - relapse can happen. Hang in there.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Fuji Mama said...

YEAH for a skinny dog! Love the animal eye candy.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Pooch said...

Plants! Isn't it awful that they can turn on you in a minute?!!

:)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Poor tomatoes!

At least the fam is bonding :)

6:50 PM  
Blogger danidocrafty said...

Puppy is looking awfully svelte! Good job!

Sorry about the plants.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Jinann said...

Now that's the life - lounging on the couch.

Sorry about the plants...ugh!

11:40 AM  

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