Part of the satisfaction of blogging about vegetable gardening is swapping ideas, hearing about what works for someone else, and telling about what works for you.
But I think what draws me particularly is that people who follow a blog are genuinely interested in the subject. That’s not something that always happens with neighbors, friends and relatives.
Of course my family enjoys the fruits of the garden, but they’re not necessarily interested in how those fruits (or vegetables) come about. Fellow bloggers usually are. That’s kind of cool.
Enough philosophizing. Now sex.
Japanese beetles make me laugh a little when I see them going for the gusto. They try to fit all of life’s pleasures into a two-inch square patch of leaf.
I do enjoy squishing them in the act between my bare fingers. But I suddenly realized that I’ve been wasteful. Instead of chucking the shiny carcasses onto the ground, why not save them for my chickies? Everybody wins except the beetles. Pure karmic justice.
And finally, just because it’s a vegetable garden blog, a snapshot of some adorable beans for people that I know will appreciate the thought.