imagine photo of half eaten mini acorn squash here
So I was our watering the other day. Could have been middle of last week…I have lost all sense of time as we have started back to school, back into a routine, back into life flying at warp speeds. Anyhoo, it was recently.
I soaked the planters on the patio (from the west side) because it has been hot and my plants are thirsty. And then as I was walking back out to the tomato patch (if you will.), I heard a very loud thud. It startled me…and I looked over and what do you know.
A half eaten green tomato had fallen from a tree.
What a pesky pesky pesk-pest!
We have 48 trees on our half acre lot. It makes for some amazing leaf piles in the fall. And it means we have lots and lots of squirrels. I did not have any problems with them eating my garden the past 2 years…but this year, I guess they couldn’t resist anymore.
So back to the watering.
I continued on watering the tomato patch, and walked around and looked more closely and didn’t see too many tomatoes left on any of the plants. And one of the tomato grates was tipped over…likely from the weight of the squirrel climbing all over it.
So then I thought…I wonder if they’ve attacked the patio planters too. So I walked back over and took a closer look…and sure enough, a few of the acorn squash were gone and one was half eaten.
I decided that I needed to go grab my camera…and likely got distracted by one of the boys. And by the time I got back around to getting back out there to take a picture of this sad little half eaten mini acorn squash, it was gone! It’s like the squirrel KNEW! Pesky-pest!
Next year, I shall be more prepared!!!
On a positive note, I do still have my Brussels sprouts, some of my peppers and a little bit of chard and kale hanging in there…I’m letting it be to see if it starts up again as it gets cool this fall. We shall see…
So I wanna know what kinds of battles you are having in your garden right now?! Is it the heat, a blight, vermits?!?