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Well, in spite of all the rain, my garden is finally looking great. I made my first harvest last night of lettuce for an awesome organic salad.
But you’d never know that from looking at my videos. They’ve been lagging by a couple of weeks from “real time updates” until now. In this episode, I get you to within a week today. And over the next few days, I’ll close the gap even more. In episode 10, you’ll finally be up to date with seeing things pretty much as they happen.
At the close of this episode nine, I let you know I’ll be leaving it for a week and wonder how the garden will look upon my return. Thanks to a steady supply of rain, it exploded in my absence. I often wonder if we should take a clue from Mother Nature about these things and love our gardens less. I know many people who have killed their gardens with kindness.
On another note, I have made some inquires into the financial and logistical possibilities of installing a webcam that can monitor the garden 24/7 with a live link for viewing whenever you wish. I was going to justify it by saying it’s another way to keep me honest by looking in on the garden whenever you want. But truthfully, I really wanted it for me to be able to keep an eye on it when I have to be away. But this morning I learned that the camera cost alone could be up to $500 and then if the site gets a lot of traffic, I could be charged a great deal more by my web hosting company. So, it just doesn’t appear financially feasible. However, if anybody has any insights to make this more doable, I’m open.
Finally, upon returning from my vacation, my first real reunion with my garden in daylight was early this past Sunday morning. As I was taping a segment for your future viewing pleasure, something caught my eye. As I looked up, I couldn’t believe what was happening. A large deer was strolling through my backyard like he owned the place. Now although I understand deer and very common in many backyards across America, I never imagined they would be in mine. I live in a downtown neighborhood, presumably insulated from any wild creature larger than a rabbit. But for two days in a row now, this deer has been hanging out in and around my yard.
Now my focus has changed completely. Up until this point, my biggest concern was water. Now, it’s hoping that my garden will be there the next morning. With a budget too small for a physical barrier and barely enough for a bottle of repellant, what will I do? Believe me, I’m search for answers and I’ll bring you along as I do battle. Stay tuned. This could get very interesting.