Not to change the subject from cats (ours keep the garden pests down a bit - we're down to 2 cats - the other 2 disappeared during the really bad weather that lasted more than a month).

I keep trying a garden every year. I am determined to get a watermelon (or any melon)! This year, I'm planning the shortest season melon I can find (minimum 65 days).

Last year, I killed a lot of my plants during the hardening off stage - because of airheadedness.

This year, I hope the plants I want grow better than the tumbleweeds. If I had a fence, I'd buy a lamb ($25 each) and stake it around our property to keep the weeds down.