Please notice the smeared red juice on the netting. We spent the day on Thursday in Charleston never imagining what was transpiring at home. Last time the squirrels ate the berries, they missed one really large one, hid under a leaf. We've been waiting and watching this ONE berry begin to ripen. Apparently the combination of the smell of the ripening berry and us not being home was just too much for the freakin squirrel to handle. I WAS NOT HAPPY! This morning I counted 7, yes I said 7, squirrels on the ground under the feeders. THEY WILL NOT WIN! I'm a little scared to go to Charlotte this Monday & Tuesday for business, but we really don't have a choice. We can't let the freakin squirrels run our lives, can we? I will say that if I don't get at least ONE berry off of those plants this year, I may let hubby get the pellet gun.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
If you missed my tweet several days ago - the freakin squirrels ate all the strawberries off of our plants. I mean, we only have 3 plants, but... I actually think it is worse having only 3 plants because we will only have so many berries to savor. Anyway, they ate EVERY ONE! I was sooooo mad! So...I had to make a little hat from some netting that I had to keep those little critters out of our berries. It's ugly, but it works. For now. There are more flowers coming, so hopefully we will still have a good showing. Freakin squirrels!!!