Billerica is presently on a water ban. No, non-essential, outdoor water usage before 5:00 PM. Lucky for me the river provides free water. Using a bucket with a five foot rope, I’m able to keep my flower’s thirsts quenched. Except, of course, the veggies. Chris might start to glow if he eats tomatoes that have been watered with the Concord River’s water. I’m not saying it’s polluted, just not the best for drinking, or watering edibles.
The only down side to my watering method is the lifting of the five gallon bucket over the retaining wall. By the end of the summer my right bicep should rival Dwayne Johnson’s.
Sadly, the wild rabbit isn’t very considerate when it comes to all my hard efforts. She has started snipping off the flower heads again (See my post from last summer :), despite the weekly Liquid Fence baths I give the plants. Morticia leaves the flowers as a nasty reminder of who is truly in control of the gardens.
I think it’s time to Google a recipe for rabbit stew!
At least the ducks understand.
Or maybe they just know that it’s easy to make roast duck! Blessed be :}