Devil-riders: walkingsticks in the family Pseudophasmatidae (see the little male?)
Returning to the Dirt Patch, this curly-haired cow was very interested in my mulching activities and watched me the whole time:
The brown cow ate the weeds I threw over the fence.
The mulch really accentuates all the bare patches where things died over the summer. The annuals and creeping thyme (between the pavers) especially took a beating. Next on the gardening agenda is to sow winter seeds, a task which has been on the agenda since July...
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Shock o Lat'
I accidentally broke off this branch of bell peppers while mulching. They're smaller than they appear in the photo. Perhaps I will make some stuffed peppers.