Saturday, June 04, 2011

I know why Elmer Fudd hates Bugs Bunny

There's a curse on our garden, and its name is Rabbit.

I thought hubby was going to cry.  He planted 6.5 beds of onions and when they were tender little sprouts, rabbits went through the beds outside of the fenced part of the garden and systematically nipped off the stems of each one.

You can picture it: the *&^% critter nipped off one, went "YUCK!" and dropped it, then moved on to the next, nipped that, went "YUCK!" and dropped it, and so on down the line.  It's like the scene in Chicken Run where Rocky fell into every single pie, except you sub in rabbit for Rocky, and decimated onion for pies.  And it's not funny.

Here's one example of an onion that never recovered.  You can see the part still in the ground at the tip of the circle hoe.
Luckily, some were hardy enough to come back.  You can see the nipped part and the healthy part in this photo:
But before you think it's all drama in the garden, we do get some chuckles out of it...e.g. this funky clover-shaped strawberry!  Sight gags never fail to elicit some laughs.
After you finish laughing, you can try drooling. ;)  I'm so grateful hubby is a good cook!  Here's a sardine penne with sun-dried tomatoes and green beans, served with a salad in a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.  Except for the sardines and the penne, everything came from our garden.
This meal features less stuff from our garden (only the dill, the asparagus, and the celery in the crab cakes are grown by us).  But it's oh-so-good, nonetheless: crab cakes, dilly new potatoes, and asparagus in a light butter sauce.
And speaking of tasty stuff, hubby is addicted to Vegemite.  We just ordered two 400g jars from Simply Australian.  I have to wonder how many non-Aussies are buying huge jars of Vegemite??
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams