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07:53 pm: Fond Farewell
It was gray and damp for a large part of this weekend, so I didn't get much accomplished outdoors. I harvested the last of my spring beets and a cabbage, then planted the last (I hope) of the summer beans. Sadly, my tomato seedlings just cannot get a break; many of them were consumed by snails. I will probably have a few tomatoes this year, but not many. On the bright side, I discovered a third surviving asparagus crown, yay!

On Wednesday, one of the beagles in our canine department will be retiring, so we are having a retirement party for him. His handler will be baking a cake for him, so the rest of us are supplying refreshments for the humans. I got several jars of my strawberries out of the freezer and spent all day today baking a couple dozen strawberry muffins and a strawberry pie to take along to the party. I haven't done a proper pastry crust from scratch in...I don't even know how long. I certainly have never made a strawberry pie before, so we'll see how it turns out.

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From:mvrdrk
Date:May 29th, 2013 04:33 am (UTC)
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It's not too late to plant tomato seedlings. But probably too late to start from seed. Yay for your asparagus crown! It's sweet that you're throwing a party for the beagle!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 29th, 2013 11:54 am (UTC)
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On Wednesday, one of the beagles in our canine department will be retiring, so we are having a retirement party for him. His handler will be baking a cake for him

Everything about this is adorable. I'm sad for your tomatoes, though. I hope whatever plants survive produce lots of fruit!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 30th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
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I'm sad for your tomatoes, though.

Ironically, I have a number of happy volunteer tomatoes that sprang up in the front yard where I spread around compost. They must be from the bird-damaged tomatoes that I tossed into the compost bin last summer. I'll have to wait and see which varieties they are. It's so funny that they are doing great while the ones I planted intentionally keep getting mowed down by pests.
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From:mangaroo
Date:May 29th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
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On a positive note: snails are cuter than slugs. Like squirrels are cuter than rats.

Is the beagle going to live with his handler? Will the handler get a new partner?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 29th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Is the beagle going to live with his handler?

Not this time, because she already has two dogs, but she found a nice family for him.

Will the handler get a new partner?

Yes, she's leaving on Monday for the training center.
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