The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

The gardens are keeping the two-leggers busy now! Take a look at what’s happened over the last week:

The day's harvest on Tuesday. In the dish rack are Aubergines (Eggplants) and Hot Sweet Peppers, and in the basket are Peas and Purple Tomatillos. Elizabeth spent the day in the kitchen making yummy things for two-leggers.

The day’s harvest on Tuesday. In the dish rack are Aubergines (Eggplants) and Hot Sweet Peppers, and in the basket are Peas and Purple Tomatillos. Elizabeth spent the day in the kitchen making yummy things for two-leggers.

Things like Duffus Road Chutney, a recipe invented especially for Elizabeth by her chef friend, Double Dave!

Things like Duffus Road Chutney, a recipe invented especially for Elizabeth by her chef friend, Double Dave!

Many plants in the various gardens are in bloom:

This Calendula bud will probably open tomorrow morning.

This Calendula bud will probably open tomorrow morning.

And this little flower promises more of these...

And this little flower promises more of these…

Black Beauty Sweet Peppers. About time, Elizabeth says. She thought the sweet peppers would never produce this year.

Black Beauty Sweet Peppers. About time, Elizabeth says. She thought the sweet peppers would never produce this year.

And the second crop of Tom Thumb Peas is in flower.

And the second crop of Tom Thumb Peas is in flower.

Look! We've got A CUCUMBER!

Look! We’ve got A CUCUMBER!

Remember the turnip patch? It's filling out very nicely. They like peas, too, it seems.

Remember the turnip patch? It’s filling out very nicely. They like peas, too, it seems.

Not everything is rosy in the garden, though. We have a growing problem… a problem Elizabeth isn’t quite sure how to deal with safely:

We don't like having these around. This wasp's nest is a whopper.

We don’t like having these around. This wasp’s nest is a whopper.

I don’t really like having wasps around either, although they seldom bother me. The big one almost makes up for the nuisance with its unusual character. The entrance is on the side instead of at the bottom. Usually the wasps build them in a less exposed position, too, like the little one, which is almost against the wall of the house. I like the marvelous undulations in the paper and markings of this one, too.

While Elizabeth thinks about what to do about this situation, I looked around the nieghbourhood to see if I could find some help with our insect problem.

Look who I found just around the corner! This Northern Leopard Frog said it would help if it could. He's a bit worried about stings, too, though...

Look who I found just around the corner! This Northern Leopard Frog said it would help if it could. Froggy’s a bit worried about stings, too, though…

I’m going to keep looking, I think. In the meantime, I’ve got a lot of ripening produce to guard, and Elizabeth is keeping very busy in the kitchen getting all the harvest stored for winter. The freezer is filling up fast!

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Comments on: "Jeudi dans le jardin 5" (5)

  1. First whee were all like, yummyyyy, amazing veggies! Then whee were all like, aaaarrgggh a wasps nest?! (Whee don’t like wasps either, they’re scary!) Sorry, whee’re a little bit excited today, lol!
    Mop, Dusty, Billy, Pip, Cupcake and Cocoa xx

  2. Wow look how well Elizabeth has done in the garden. I am beyond impressed, your going to have a full store cupboard for winter. Stay away from those wasps, perhaps it may be sensible to call in a professional!

    • Elizabeth thinks she may just leave it for now since winter is not far off. She can knock it down when we’re in the deep freeze. No danger then, and she won’t need to reach as far with all the snow! For now, all of us are getting along. The stingers haven’t come out yet, BOL.

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