I like running. I do! Not every run, but for the most part. I also like writing, or I never would have started writing here. So why haven’t I been writing much lately? Because somewhere along the line I must have subconsciously decided that I could only write about running here.
And, I have a slight problem with an odd cross between the squirrel syndrome and being obsessive. That combination can be better than it sounds, except for when it’s worst than it sounds.
Last year my squirrel was gardening. One minute I was thinking about how my mom used to grow lettuce in the side yard, the next thing I know I had bought 2 raised gardens and was finding out more than I needed to know about what a too-rainy season in Florida could do to a garden. Also, I now know what an assassin bug is. Just as cool yet not at all cool as they sound. I even started a new blog with my niece to keep track of the garden. Here is where I started, take a look if you are feeling bad about how your yard looks and would like to realize just how great it really is.
Then everything died except the basil plant, then my dogs ate the basil plant, then gardening season was over. On to the next adventure.
Until a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed reading about all of the GMO veggies in the local grocers and remembered I already had a fence up, why not start another garden? So I bought a bunch of non-gmo seeds from SeedsNow.com and Clear Creek Seeds. And of course since nothing other than radishes, a few cucumbers and the basil lived last year I decided to start bigger.
The 2 square shaped beds are the ones I bought at Sam’s club last year, and I built the L shaped bed in the back a few weeks ago using these directions.
Of course I had to fill the beds and I originally intended to partly use dirt from the yard mixed with other stuff. Then came the next squirrel. The dirt in my yard was full of disgusting things that I found (thanks Google) out are slugs. They live under ground and eat roots and kill all your plants. Even vegetable plants. And did I mention they’re gross? It was a little bit like finding out evil little aliens lived out there.
So I spent the better part of the day Googling how to get rid of them. Guess what? Basically the entire internet laughed and said too bad, all you can do is HAND PICK THEM and drop them in soapy water. Now I swear I’m not a total wimp but no.
As I continued to (desperately) read I found a single ray of hope. My new squirrel. Yep, and I’ll tell you all about them later. That’s right slugs, take THAT!
How about you, do you ever take an idea and start running with it before you know exactly where it is you’re running too? If not I have to say, I highly recommend it. 🙂