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Marauder in the garden!

| The day after my backyard was finished, I went to the garden center at Lowes and came home with an empty wallet and a profusion of seedlings for the vegetable and herb gardens: peas, lettuces, chard, tomatoes, spinach, peppers, oregano, mint, parsley, basil, thyme. I tenderly transplanted them to the planting beds, gave them drinks of water, and sat back to imagine the future harvest.

Harrumph! Tuesday morning I noticed that three of the pea plants were gone. As in nibbled-down-to-the-dirt gone. I suspected a wascally wabbit and was imagining how I might foil the little varmint.

This morning the remaining pea plant was also gone, as was most of the lettuce. Criminal!

This afternoon I caught the critter that was plundering my vegetable garden red-pawed, so to speak. Not a rabbit, a squirrel! The little scumbag was marching down the row of plants without a care in the world, noshing nonchalantly all the way. After searching for several minutes to find my camera, the churl was still there, eyeing a tomato plant.

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What's left of the pea plants
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What's left of the lettuce

Hmmm. Wonder if I have any recipes for squirrel stew?

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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