Thursday, October 13, 2011

The One That (Almost) Got Away

After my watermelon patch gave up the last watermelon, I kind of... well,  totally stopped tending it. The vines kept growing all over the place, but the weeds were growing as fast or faster.
I noticed yesterday that the weeds were about to set seeds, and I thought "One year's seeding is seven years weeding" so I rolled up my sleeves and dug in. Holy cow there were a lot of weeds. And I got in there just in time. Flowers everywhere, and a few plants had immature seed heads. Whew!

Then I found my little friend. The weeds must have sheltered him from being seen by the crows. I'll be digging into this one for lunch.

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