Thursday July 6th 2017Tim
Peak Bean, I
reckon. There's a whole bunch of varmints including one
of those incredibly cocky Tree Frogs running rough shod
through the foliage, so the remaining crop of Beans will
become increasingly ravaged and this means your gardener
will have to give up on the simplicity of freezing his
Beans, hunt around for his notebook, reacquaint
himself with the Pressure Cooker and proceed to Canning.
The only positive is that a canned Bean will survive the power cuts that can kill off
the frozen variety.
It's been a few years
since I saw a Tree Frog in the Vegetable Garden. Seem to
remember that Tree Frog also found sustenance in the Beans.
Toads, of which there are two giants, tend to get grumpy and
retreat at the approach of picking fingers or hose pipes,
but not Tree Frogs. Tree Frogs have that sort of gallantry
that suggest "I Dare You make me Leap at your throat." Which
is fine. Vegetable Garden Toads of course have a problem
when they get too big, thanks to the brilliance of my Rabbit
Protection projects there's just no way a Big Toad can get
out of the garden. I watched one try. I really should dig a
pond or make some sort of door for them.