I will be needing one of these... it's on my bday wishlist :)
This year will be perfect timing, just when he's supposed to start solids I will be starting to harvest my seasons crop! It's almost time now to start my seeds, first they start in the house, then they get moved to the greenhouse, and then they get put in the ground and hopefully withstand the 3 dogs doing their best to eat everything before I can harvest (grrrr damn dogs.... actually Kane, yes Kane I'm talking about Y.O.U!)
Ladies & Gentlemen, this is Kane....
It was about 2 weeks away from when I could harvest these babies and I came home one day from work, walked out onto the back porch, and there I found one of my spaghetti squash broken in two, half eaten, strewn about the deck. ARRGGHHH what the hell! One of the dogs had MacGuyvered into the garden (it only has a 3 foot fence surrounding it) and managed to get the squash out into the yard for their eating enjoyment. I blew it off and figured it was just one dead soldier but I still had a ton of squash left. I came home the next day, went out onto the deck, and yes, you guessed it, there are 3 squash full of teeth marks, half eaten, strewn about the yard!!! OK, seriously?!! At this point it was not funny but I couldn't stay home and watch the dogs all day. It continued day after day and it became obvious that Kane our trouble maker chocolate lab was the culprit. He would cowar in the corner of the yard when I yelled about the destroyed squashies all over the deck. And then I got my solid proof, one day I'm looking out the window while the dogs are pottying outside and here comes Kane bounding over the fence with a squash in his mouth.
Ever seen a spaghetti squash?? They're about the size of a football and weigh a good 5 lbs or so! And yes my crazy chocolate lab had hopped the fence, yanked the squash off of the vine, plopped it into his mouth and carried it over the fence! Don't ask me how? And don't ask me why in the world he waited until the END of the season when the squash were ripe to decide it was time to eat them, it's like he had a sixth sense that they were ready the little devil!
I guess I was lucky that he waited until the end of the season to trample the poor garden otherwise I would've had nothing to show for all of my hardwork. If Kane thinks he's going to ruin this years crop, he's got another thing coming! What IS it about chocolate labs??? I was told when we got him to be careful of the chocolate ones... I had no idea what the lady was saying until we brought him home. We have 2 black labs and Kane and I can assure you now that there really is something about the chocolate ones ha! More stories of Kane's shananigans to come...
So hopefully the garden fares better this year! Or poor HL will be eating plain old Gerber :) Wish us luck, we're planting this week, it's a tradition to start your seeds on St. Patrick's Day!! And if you have any baby food recipes that you like or tips for doing it, I'd love to hear!