rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


My peach tree is dropping underripe fruit. Each day several peaches fall and become ant food. I don't know what's causing it. Did I overwater? Did I not water enough? Has it been too hot? Most likely it's because I didn't thin the fruit earlier in the season. Peaches are supposed to be about six inches apart, and my tree has many that are closer together. Next year (assuming I'm still living here) I'll try to remember to do some serious thinning while the peaches are still small.

Peaches aren't the only thing dropping. As summer progresses, Portia is shedding more and more of her fur and tossing up more and more hairballs. I don;t know which is more bother to clean up. The hairballs are wet and disgusting, of course, but the little tufts of dry fur are far more numerous, and they cling to every surface, especially the carpets and upholstery. It would be nice if I could leave Portia outside during the warm season and let Alger move into the house. He has nice short fur and probably sheds very little.

Well, it will be cooler next week. Maybe the cat will shed less, and maybe the surviving peaches will remain affixed to the tree until they fully ripen. Maybe my life will stop being so dull that I have to write about falling fruit and hairballs.

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