If I find you, I will please me greatly to pull out each one of your pointy little teeth one by one, to make sure this doesn’t happen again. I hope you enjoyed your nibble of my precious zucchini.
Well, of course I won’t actually do that – something about being against animal cruelty or whatnot. A girl can still dream in a fit of garden overprotectiveness, though.
But I was still very angry to find some missing zucchini when I checked on the garden today. Well, actually, I was surprised not to see some yellow and green zucchini poking out at me, since I saw some nearly-ripe ones when I last checked on the garden on Sunday. And then I was angry when I discovered the end gnawed off this one, as well as (on closer inspection) some telltale signs of other, smaller fruit missing, fallen to the same fate.
Stupid critters. I guess this means I’ll be adding “put chicken wire around the garden” to my list of chores for the weekend. Although if it’s actually a squirrel doing this, I don’t know how chicken wire would stop it, short of also putting a chicken-wire roof on my veggies. This will require some further investigation. Any suggestions?
In better news, I picked a pretty good haul off my three types of beans. Delicious! And colourful – although sadly the purple beans turn a rather pale green during steaming. Booo.