See, every-other day I would grate a carrot for the girls on the hand grater; put half in their bowl, while saving half for day two. Worked really well... um, NOT! I had an orange hand, which only bleach would "un-orange."
While putting stuff away in the pantry, I saw the electric grater and... (here it comes)... I ALMOST smacked myself in the head. It was one of those "well, DUH!" moments when something hits you so hard, it almost knocks you flat.
So, until there are growing greens and veggies for the girls in summer, carrots are being shredded with abandon.
The girls even got a more special treat today. I was serving Greek. The aforementioned carrots, cucumbers and yogurt mixed with a old hotdog bun, part of a bagel, a couple strawberries and cabbage. It was wolfed-down in no time. Still, I NEVER get thanked... pecked, but never thanked.
Today, the garden was a toasty 71 degrees when I headed out for their snack. I think this has been the first "no jacket" day in a while. Looking over the garden where the bugs flew and the weeds were already green, it made me realize that planting time is fast approaching.
I opened the greenhouse and started pulling out netting and clothespins and I started getting a move on.
The upper beds and the troughs now have their nettings up and I soaked them well. Of course, this meant getting the hose out, too, which leaves it a little vulnerable to freezing temps, but there's no time to waste now.
Trimmed the dead-stemmed oregano back and found it was already greening up. YIKES! Where has the winter gone?
... Ha! What am I saying... it never really showed up this year...