The Dog Feeder

Yes, it is similar to a deer feeder.  It is set to go off at 6:15am, 6:15pm and 9:30pm.  We can set the times and amounts.  Why??? Because we have a lab.  She thinks each time she eats it will be her last.  I can just hear her saying, “Steak and lobster, steak and lobster” as she inhales her food. And her internal clocks tells here when it is “close” to feeding time.  This contraption does not associate us with her feeding, so she does not annoy us…without end….waiting…for her last meal.

Well, the $80 contraption broke a couple weeks ago.  Just the paddles that regulate the amount of food.  Pretty soon, our slim and trim Daisy had put on several pounds.  Being the frugal people we are [insert smirk here]…I took it apart.  Wade had the idea to use a milk jug to replace the original paddles.  Due to the design, I ended up gluing the new ones on the old ones.

So far so good.  Daisy has lost a few pounds and has stopped pacing by us for her last meal.

The Growing Garden

So far, this has been my best year when it comes to the garden.  I still have it under control (sorta) and we are actually able to eat what is being produced!

I am a little disappointed in my tomato purchases from Home Depot.  They have not gotten very big.  (The ones I started from seeds are doing great!)

Here is the garden now.

We have mini pumpkins growing (I did not think they would grow…but they are doing the best!).

Huge sunflowers.

Cauliflower (an experiment).

Even some leftover morning glories from a couple years ago (darn things! I keep picking them and they just grow right back!)

Carrots (although Daisy has rearranged the carrots so this is a very small patch compared to what we planted…the rest never grew).

Not in the garden, but on the back of the garage, our luffa is starting to grow.

And under that we have onions…1015s! I am most excited about those! I love onions. And they seem to be doing the best of anything!