Marauder in the garden!
February 2, 2012 | 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.
Hmmm. Wonder if I have any recipes for squirrel stew?
Last updated on Apr 13, 2018