[Oakes Plimpton is a founder and now member emeritus of the group. He still comes by on some afternoons to open the garden to visitors, as he did Tuesday.]
Amazingly, it turns out Coyotes are feasting on watermelons out there in farm country, and on occasion even corn. One knew about raccoons, but coyotes?
I agree on birds being the culprit respecting our tomatoes, looked that way especially on one tomato.
With 3 kids, I held a raffle (number between one and ten) for a cherry tomato. Gave them another one to split. Showed two young cucumber fans our tiny cukes. Lots of honey bees on the herbs, some kids afraid.
People from everywhere: Korea, Ukraine, Greece (kid showed me the Greek X), Mexico, grandparents from Larchmont, L.I. Everyone interested in the garden and how it works.
Mexican woman lived near the Sea of Cortez, so I told her about my journals, and she knew about Maria Sabina, the Currendera! To market my book now, I'm renting it for a dollar 1957 Expeditions Journal iUniverse 2013, so let me know if you're interested.
Picking up cigarette butts walking back by the viewing oval, thought to ask a Vietnamese man counting beads what he was up to. "Meditating." he said, "Do you?" "Well, I take Yoga classes." I replied. Then he showed me a number of a.m. Yoga exercises!
To life -- Oakes