One of the plagues I deal with in the garden is the hornworm. Yuck! Nasty yucky things! They devour the tomatoes and the plant, leaving you nothing but the stem.
By this time in the growing season, I normally would've had two rounds of them. I am diligent about looking for them, I know the signs and can spot them right away. Every once in a while, I find a tomato with a bite taken out, or the first few leaves missing on a branch, but I can never find the hornworms!
Today, I discovered a new plague. Chipmunks.
Really?? Another plague? I can't stand it!
I have started the winter job, I design and produce t-shirts and sweatshirts for spirit wear for local schools and clubs. I stand on a concrete floor for 7-8 hours a day and it is killing me! I guess I am getting older and I cannot take it as easily as I used to. By the end of the day, my legs are really painful. I did tell my boss about my pains and she bought fatigue mats, and I guess it helped a little today. I have a 2x2 spot that I walk from machine to machine, but I really have to force myself to walk around more. I spent years waiting tables and tending bar, but this standing is different. Much harder than walking around and socializing.
To come home and find the holes in the yard and the little devil so brazen, standing in the middle of the yard, I just want to give up. Throw in the trowel. And the pitchfork.
My legs hurt and my back hurts and now I have chipmunks. Perhaps gardening is not for me? Maybe I should take up knitting? Um, those that know me are rolling around, laughing at this point. My nature is not knitting.
I am going to take some Advil and contemplate this whole mess in bed with my magazines and my dog.
Tomorrow is another day, right? It might hold some pleasant garden surprises!
Here's to hoping!