Friday, September 5, 2008


The other day while checking on the plants in the garden, I noticed that the bell pepper plant has a small pepper growing!! YES! Now, I don't feel like a complete failure in my quest for a summer garden. It's only one little pepper but I am very excited!

On another gardening note, we get a lot of spiders, including Black Widows, in our backyard. This really makes me nervous to work out there. We sprayed a couple of weeks ago to control them and I thought it had worked. I hadn't seen any black widows at all since we had sprayed and I saw huge decrease in the amount of non poisonous spiders out.

Last night though, I went outside to water and I let the kitties out first, (they love to chase the crickets). They were running out the door when all of a sudden they stopped dead in their tracks and then ran in the other direction. There was a huge black widow that spun its web between the table and chairs and the zucchini plant. If the cats had not seen it, I would have walked right into it. Ugh! I hate spiders!!

Since, it was a black widow I couldn't even have my spider killer destroy it for me. I grabbed the rake, which allowed me to get far away as possible from the spider and I attempted to kill it. I have no clue if I did or not, since it was dark out and I wasn't about to even get close to the end of the rack to determine if it was squished.


I guess I am going to have to get the hubby to spray again.

7 comments on "Finally!"

Brandy on September 5, 2008 at 1:18 PM said...


I HATE spiders! Blech. :p

On the upside YAY for growing bell peppers!

Number one on September 5, 2008 at 6:21 PM said...

We have black widows too. Be careful! Yay for the peppers.

Angie Eats Peace on September 6, 2008 at 6:05 AM said...

Woohoo! How is your cilantro plant doing? I can not revive mine : /

Angie Eats Peace on September 6, 2008 at 6:05 AM said...

Woohoo! How is your cilantro plant doing? I can not revive mine : /

Sara on September 6, 2008 at 8:34 AM said...

Congrats on the birth of your first garden veggie - I am so happy for you!!

Rachel on September 8, 2008 at 8:21 AM said...

Congrats on your garden! I am sorry about the spiders! You are brave for even hitting it with a rake! I would have made Scott do it! :)

Sarah Elizabeth on September 15, 2008 at 10:47 AM said...

Congrats on your pepper!

We've had tons of black widows too...can't find anything to kill them so we just stay out of the backyard...



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