Y’all know I have been watching my garden ready to fence it up if I thought deer were beginning to nibble well they attacked the green beans on Monday night – not just a nibble! I had to get the wire out and start to fence in those green beans yesterday – it is the same bed that the sweet potatoes will go in later – as soon as the beans are done the plan is to pull them out and put the sweet potatoes there – the deer liked them too. I should have put the wire up in advance but it had looked like the deer were going to skip me this year.
I had gotten most of it done myself but needed Mike’s help to pound in one pole and then he helped by cutting the last section of wire that I needed. Now I don’t know about you but when I get a fat quarter bundle and it is wrapped nicely in a Moda Tie or whatever brand I save the tie – sometimes it will become a drawstring, I have pinned them cushions to tie the swing cushions to the swing so they don’t blow away in wind – well I need to be able to get in this fenced area to pick the beans when ready and pea pods if on that side so I got out my trusty bag of strings and used them. Now it is tied shut and I can untie when I need to pick. What do you use them for or do you toss them? I have a gallon zip lock bag full of them.
I don’t know if you can see where the deer have eaten but they basically munch off the top of the plants.
The neighbors dog that lives down the road from us must have a keen sense of hearing as he should up a short while after we got started and followed up to the porch wanting some attention. Cute friendly dog – but he is shedding right now – not nice!
And I now have 41 baskets finished – more to go by a long shot – I think I still have about 5 or 6 waiting that are prepped. There are a lot of places to link on Wednesday if you want to see what other quilters are making go these blogs – I’m Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog , Kokaquilts: sew stitch snap , Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Sew Fresh Quilts and Jo’s Country Junction, and Quilt Fabrication.