Tuesday, December 13, 2011

the blackberries have taken over

So, every gardener and farmer has their arch-enemy.  Mine just happens to be blackberries and english ivy - blech!  There's blackberry on the left and ivy on the right and in the middle is a half-dying apple tree.  I also have to figure out how to get that ugly satellite dish off my roof ...

Rosemary Shrub

I also have what is now an ENORMOUS rosemary shrub.  I guess I'll have to make lots, and lots of rosemary bread, rolls, crackers, biscuits... and perhaps I'll throw in a few chicken pot pies - with extra rosemary - yummmm. I might even have enough to make a few small wreathes for my neighbors - tied with a pretty red ribbon.

So, my lesson learned:  Don't rent out my house anymore.  My house isn't big and the lot is 1 1/2 times bigger than a normal city lot and surrounded by laurel and boxwood hedges.  With the help of Jack-Stewart, my 8 year boy, as I like to call him, we will attack like ninjas in the night.  The initial plan is to focus on my large raised bed with all the blackberry so that it doesn't spread further and getting my herb garden back to where it was 4 years ago.  And in the Spring - Jack gets to pick out the Chickens!

Wish me luck.  Me and my Boy.

Jack-Stewart in his favorite hoody

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