Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's a Bird, No It's a Plane, No It's Hedwig the Owl

Above is Hedwig. He is related to Harry Potter's Hedwig. Hubby said he will scare the birdies away and our garden will be saved. Hah Hah! We will see how good a guardian he will be.
Above is our cutie lettuce. I told you it was cute. Just hope it tastes as good as it looks.

Yipee! We got help to get the weeds out. Our son volunteered to help out. Isn't he a sweetie (He really wants $30. Hmmm, lets see what else he can do for this $) Hubby was delegating where to weed and making sure no harm came to the onions which may sorta look like weeds to our son but they are really onions. Ha! Ha!.



See the bare spots we have, well Hedwig get to work, shoo those blackbirds away. I still think I will need to get him some more help. Scarecrow to the rescue! Hmmmmm! Will Nacho return and help save the garden? Stay tuned.

16 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Gosh Irma, your garden is really looking good! I hope Hedwig does the job!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Irma - You live by Mission?? I was born in McAllen and lived there most of my life! We're practically cousins! Nice garden and I think the owls work, except for grackels! Nancy

Miss Sandy said...

Your garden looks like it is coming along beautifully! Your tomato plants look so much larger than mine! I think I have garden envy! This year I am only doing a small salad garden, a herb garden, and tomato plants. I'll support my local farmers market for the rest.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Irma, your garden looks great - a little further along than mine. Someone told me to hang old CD's in the trees around your garden(a little better than pie-pans) and it would help with the crows. I'm going to have to try it, too - maybe get me an owl - take care, Vickie

Christine O'Brien said...

Irma,
I can't believe how far along your garden is coming. We can't plant a thing yet, as the date for the last frost has not passed yet. sigh.

Now I'm craving garden tomatoes!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your garden looks great! I have heard that the owls do a great job. I hope so! So nice to have your son help out. Enjoy your gaden, blessings, Kathleen

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Let me know if that magical owl does the trick! I could use one if they work.

Julie said...

What a beautiful garden! Can't wait to have one as big as yours!

Is the owl working? I need one of those!

Blessings,
Julie

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Hi Irma, your garden looks great! I'm jealous as here in Illinois it's been too cold to plant yet. The owl will certainly help. Our electric company uses them at their transformer sites to keep the critters away from them, so they must do a pretty good job. God Bless, Celene

Jacki said...

I want to know if the owl thing works! I could use it!

I finally did my "tagged" post!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey Ms. Irma, your vegtable garden looks great, next to mine. I have tried emailing you but it won't go thru, the email comes back. Please email me at rmstapp@comcast.net and give me your addy, so I can send the pip berry garland.

P.S. Let me know if the owl works.
Hugs, RoseMarie

shehna said...

Beautiful garden
Evergreen wishes!!!
Regards
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Christine said...

Hi again, Irma!

I wanted to stop back at your blog and invite you over to mine. I'm having a really fun contest and I thought you might enjoy it.

Have a great day!
Christine

Sand Flat Farm said...

Happy Mother's Day, Irma -

Just wanted to let you know that I bought myself a "Hedwig" after seeing yours. Thought it might discourage whatever is eating my purple hull peas! They've sprouted and they are disappearing! Vickie

Kat Gomez.. said...

Hi Irma FELIZ DIA DE LAS MADRE'S :) hope you have a great one, your garden Rocks.. its looking great.. sorry I didn't respond to the tag I only have two blog friends !!! you and my friend Carrie..too funny anyway you have a really great Mother's day k talk to ya soon
tu amiga kat...

Yarni Gras! said...

OMgosh...I couldn't help laughing at your mention of weeds and onion starts. Years ago, my husband 'weeded' my garden....yepper...he pulled up ALL the herb seedlings I'd so carefully tended! LOL
Needless to say, he wasn't allowed to weed that area in more!
OAN, I love that you have a plot to garden.