Seriously? My fall crop of bush beans are all just stalks now. I don't even want to think about my melon patch.
|Rabbit damage to the now leafless bush beans.|
|Rabbit damage in the melon patch.|
|The vine this watermelon was attached to was severed by a rabbit.|
I did discover a really cool place after my root canal on Monday though! I was wandering around with my face half numb looking for the spot I had parked my car in Pittsburgh's South Side (if you've ever been there you'd understand) and I saw a giant poster with a kid or something on it and words like "sustainable" and "recycle" attached to a building that looked oddly retrofitted with green upgrades. Considering the whole area is filled with giant 100 year old brick row house buildings, I knew this had to be something neat.
I went inside and found myself in a small lobby filled with information brochures with a glass door leading to a larger lobby with no one manning it in sight. I started trying to process the brochures in an attempt to figure out where I was, when a nice lady who looked to be returning from her lunch break walked in behind me.
"Can I help you with something?"
I turned around, smiled a half-novocained smile in what I hoped was a very uncreepy manner and replied: "No I uz ust undering ut thiz place uz."
I then decided that the drool, slurred speech, and garden dirt stained clothes I wore due to an emergency tipped tomato plant right before my appointment might be giving the woman the wrong impression, so to combat that I managed to rankly overcompensate by telling her that I was looking for my car after a root canal and liked to garden and was intrigued by the posters outside all in one godawful slurred run on sentence. I'm totally sure that I came across as a nutcase.
ANYWAY it turned out to be a green building that even collects difficult-to-recycle items like CFL bulbs and batteries. I am still not completely clear about whether they are some type of outpost of the PRC (Pennsylvania Resource Council) or just a different non-profit that works with the PRC, but any place that has bags of worm poop in their lobby for a small donation is pretty cool in my book. They also give tours of the building to school kids or anyone interested in seeing how it operates!
|It's not every day that you leave the house to get a root canal and return with a sandwich bag full of worm compost.|
So I guess things aren't too bad since the worm compost seems to have been just what my ailing eggplants needed to perk up a bit. However, if anyone out there is keeping count, this makes two baby water melons and four baby musk melons bitten off by the bunnies.