Thursday, August 27, 2015

A ghost of a chance

It's a little too early for Halloween, but this ghoul is getting some practice in. I found it in the woods near where some clothes are stuffed and nailed to a tree trunk. Somebody likes to have fun. Callie and I have cut through these woods before, but it's been a long time. This week we've done it twice. Each time we go in, she disappears for a few minutes into a ravine to chase deer. Or maybe goblins.


Wednesday was hot with a stiff, dry wind blowing. I spent a good part of the afternoon in the vegetable garden picking tomatoes and zucchini (like we need more zucchini), pounding in new wooden stakes, and tying up the tomato plants that got blown over in Monday's wind storm. Then I watered the winter squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, and collards as they were looking a little peaked in the heat. We're expecting rain today, but it looks like most of it won't happen until this afternoon and through the night, so it was good to give those plants a drink in the meantime.


  1. Hope you no never run into the weirdo who's putting up these things!! Looks like 'il lui manque une vis'. But then of course you have Callie to protect you :)

  2. Probably a good thing we're still in the States, the Great Scot would be keeping a close eye on your zucchini - thoughts of zucchini cheddar bread dancing in his head.

  3. I hear two different tales: The French like halloween as it is 'celtic' (and jolly good fun) and I have heard Halloween is scorned as aUSA infection invasion.

  4. martine, I've never seen anyone over there...

    jaqueline, oh, that sounds good!

    gosia, brave!

    michael, some people try, but they don't really seem to care. The big holiday here is All Saints, Nov. 1.


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