Saturday, June 25, 2011

Worm Juice

The tomato plants are growing fast in the back yard aided by the output of the red worms that spend day and night recycling kitchen waste in their home in the basement. The dark liquid produced is "worm juice," or so we call it. Unky Herb has been fertilizing the tomato bushes with it regularly. The plants have also been aided by an exceptionally rainy, but coolish summer thus far. Today was predicted to be a nice warm sunny day, but it was cloudy and sprinkled on and off all day.

My Saturday morning tennis outing was cut short - after about two hours - by the arrival of rain. We shortened the second set and played a tiebreaker at 5-5, instead of risking a leg breaker. The courts were starting to get slippery and we didn't want any more injuries or people might accuse us of mimicking the Minnesota Twins. There should be plenty of summer-like weather before the fall season descends and we'll have plenty of tennis action before then.

There also seems to be a lot of albino squirrels around this summer. I'm not sure if that means a new breed is moving in or that it's a passing fancy of the squirrels. I saw three of them in one block of Osceola in a five minute stretch. So I took a photo to put on this blog.  There are actually two of them in this shot.

Wimbledon has reached the half way point and only one American man is left in the draw - Mardy Fish. On the women's side, Venus and Serena are still in the hunt. My two favorites - Djokovic and Wozniacki are still progressing through the draw, too.

1 comment:

Santini said...

Worm juice? Ewwww.

The interesting albino squirrel shot almost makes up for it, though.