"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Deer 16-Chrysanthemums 0

Moose clearly do not like Chrysanthemums. They lasted over a week. I'd forgotten about the deer passing through on their way to their appointed winter homelands. It's September. Darn! It ate all 16 plants before Tommy got the chance to chase it away. It was a fat sassy Doe with no babies. There've been 3 of them in 2 days looking for something other than our nice luscious lawn to graze on.

Note to self: No Chrysanthemums in the planter boxes. Marigolds! No one has even touched the marigolds.

I've had 3 pathetic rose plants (I'd call them bushes but they're too pathetic) in the front bed for 12 years. For the most part they have lived a neglected life-usually being choked half to death amongst a bunch of Horsetail and Canadian Thistle weeds. (I wish Canada would take their thistles back-wretched things!) I finally gave them the tender loving care they require this year. Proper fertilizer, and even weeding them when necessary. On my purple rose I had 9, that's NINE gorgeous flowers on it all at once. As I walked into the house I was thinking about how just a little fertilizer sure makes them happy and I've never had more than 3 flowers in a year on that one and wow! it sure is loaded and gorgeous this year. Sigh, next morning they was GONE! It is a well known fact that deer love roses. The prettier, the tastier. At least I got to see the blooms before they were devoured. Next year I'm taking a picture.

To be honest, at this time of year I don't really mind the deer eating some of this stuff. It makes getting the beds ready for winter a lot easier. Less pruning on my part. Heh heh.....

Teaching a beading class this morning. Our first 'week day' class (as apposed to evening class). I'm teaching tubular peyote. One of my favorite subjects. I have one student. Not as much money, but way easier to teach.

Have a great day.


  1. It must be difficult to see all your lovely plants eaten. There must be deer and moose-proof plantings...I'll have to reasearch for you!

  2. Great feast! Mine is up too. Hope you can visit me. Have a great week!