Little Hanzo purrs a lot. He loves to snuggle. Ditto has stopped beating him up and they cuddle and nap together on the couch. I just need to train Hanzo to use the scratching post and not the couch. He also hasn't figured out how to get to the hidden food bowl yet. It's in a cupboard to keep the dogs out of it. Today I just gave him a bowl and fed him on the couch while the dogs were out for a potty break. Tomorrow I'll put him in the cupboard and let him find his own way back out so he'll better remember where the food is normally.
I separated Rhona from Snowflake and Lorna. I've been meaning to for quite some time, but just kept putting it off.
I dug up the last of the potatoes today. Not bad considering these beds were not maintained at all. No weeding, no watering, no mounding, no added dirt. Just 2-5 seed potatoes dropped in the compost-amended soil and left all summer.
The Red Thumb potatoes were all over in the bed, but some of them are no bigger than the fingernail on my pinkie finger. I doubt they'll stay good for long. This bed was positively crawling with worms, some of them large (night crawlers?). In an additional experiment, I used tall grass I hand pulled from the yard and laid it over this bed to make a barrier. I want to see if doing this makes any difference when I go to plant next year.
I can only imagine how much bigger this harvest could have been had I maintained the potato beds this year. It's amazing the difference location and soil amendments can make!