This is so exciting for me because the grasshoppers destroyed my summer garden. I planted these seeds and kept the plants on the patio for weeks to protect them from the grasshoppers. When I thought the coast was clear I planted them in the corner of the garden. It wasn't two days before some of them were gone and the grasshoppers were enjoying a meal. So I resorted to Sevin dust. Then no rain and even though I was watering them they were not growing. Then the rains came and they sprouted quickly and then the ants attacked. Back to powdering the ground with Sevin dust. I even saw bees in the flowers so I certainly wasn't going to powder the whole plant. My problem is I don't know what this squash is. I planted plain zucchini, pink banana squash and spaghetti squash. It is striped but looks like a zucchini and does not resemble what I remember the pink banana squash looking like plus those plants should be vining and these aren't. Guess when I pick it and cook it I will figure it out.
I went to the Pine Street Market in Bastrop today to set up my Soap and Lotion booth. Slow day and had some rain off and on and I left early due to rain BUT not without my new kitty. There was a kitty in the storm drain which I call a sewer that would come out and then go back in but we have ingenious vendors who used a dog crate and cheese to lure the kitty into the crate and a string to close the door. She is in a crate in the milk room and is not too happy about it. A kind of wild kitty but she has had here fill of cat food and she has a nice bowl of warm milk from the evening milking.
She kind of looks a little miffed in the picture but she will get used to me and the goats and will have all the goat milk she wants along with the kitty food. I am not an authority on cats but someone said since it was a calico it was a she so I am going on that and calling her a she. Now for a name. Sewer Cat probably isn't the best choice. The next name on my "D" list for goats is Darlene so maybe I should just call her Darlene. She is a pretty little thing and will fatten up nicely in a few weeks. Then off to the clinic in Brenham to be spayed and then she will be set to stay here forever.
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!