Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I hate nature. ****

The good news was, Pea and I ate these with our lunch on Saturday.

THIS IS WHERE THE CUTE PICTURE OF THE CORN IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I CAN SEE IT ON THE CAMERA, BUT WHEN I TRY TO UPLOAD IT TO THE COMPUTER IT'S TELLING ME THE FILE IS CORRUPT. GRRRRRR JUST IMAGINE THREE LITTLE YELLOW EARS OF CORN, READY TO BE COOKED.

Yup, the first harvest from my garden this year. They were a little small and maybe could have stayed on the stalk a few more days. But they were SO GOOOOOD. Sweet, tender and yummy. I was really looking forward to picking the other four during the week for dinner side-dishes.

Did you notice I said WAS looking forward. That's right. The four remaining ears of corn are no more. The ^@$&# squirrels came and ate them. DAMN NATURE. They must have been hiding in a tree spying on me. I've had no problems with them at all this year . . . and then a few hours after I picked my first corn they wiped out the rest of the crop. And they keep coming back and pulling down the remaining stalks - even though there isn't any corn on them. That's just plain mean!!!

Okay, enough about the rodents. Real knitting content in my next post . . . I promise!!!

*** This is my favorite mantra. I say it every time the squirrels or birds ruin something in the yard. Every time a bug bites me. Every time a spider is crawling up the wall. I say it so often, I'm driving Pea crazy. But at least he knows to not even TRY to talk me into going camping!!

9 comments:

Sonya said...

Damn nature, indeed! The state park that we walk in is jammed with campers this time of year (obviously). I don't get it. It's like camping in a really crowded, buggy subdivision. Tents crammed in between RVs that are literally bigger than my house. And honestly, if the first thing you do at your campsite is plant the satellite dish, why leave home? Oy.

I'm sorry to hear about your remaining corn. It just ain't right.

Melissa said...

That sucks! At least they waited until you got one meal out of it. :)

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I can so relate on not camping. My idea of camping is a fully stocked and updated cabin. My husband begs to differ. In fact about some crazy number of ex-boyfriends would pay lots of money to see me in the woods... LOL!
=:8

Nancy said...

Camping for me is a "Holiday Inn Express".

Kelly said...

Looks as though I'm not the only one having problems with the camera/computer. Sorry to hear about your corn. Damn those squirrels!

Lynne said...

Oh, Shucks! I really wanted to see that cute corn, too.

Dipsy D. said...

Oy! All these rodents look so cute and innocent, but I suppose every garden owner gets nightmares when they even think about them! I would have loved to see that cute corn as well!

Ragan said...

Oh! Darn squirrels indeed! Too bad about your corn, it sounded so good! :(
Good thing Pea knows not to take you camping!

Chelle said...

Camping is not for the faint of heart IMHO. I went last year 5 months pregnant in July. It was hot and there were WWAAAYYYY too many bees around my food....

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