Five for Friday: Winning the Tomato War

1  After doing some research, I’m pretty sure that our tomatoes are being eaten by mockingbirds. Apparently they have quite the taste for tomatoes OR they get really thirsty and then ravage tomatoes just for the moisture. It depends on which website you look at. Either way, I have tried to address both of these issues. First, I put out a couple of bird baths. Hopefully this will help if we have any thirsty birds hanging out in our yard. Second, as soon as a tomato starts to get a little bit red, I put it in a ziploc baggie with the corners cut off (to allow for condensation to escape). It seems strange, but I think it’s working!

2  I was working in the yard a bit yesterday evening and look what I discovered in my compost pile! What a lovely surprise! Continue reading

Eleven Weeks In

We’re still alive and well down here in H-town (aka Houston) (aka land of burning summer heat) (aka city of “it’s too hot to go outside unless you’re swimming”) (aka okay, I’ll stop now)!

Ellis is now 11 weeks old<3

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Every picture of this sweet boy is my favorite! I’m such a mom.

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