It's only June and I'm already on the war path. You'll have to read to the end to see why.
I've been so pleased with garden #2. Things are really going crazy. For example:
|Another example of the 3 sisters getting along so nicely. You can barely see the bean under the wisp of a corn leaf (frond?) on the left.|
|This is one of my fabulous non pole beans. See the little baby beans already? These things have been exploding with flowers. I like green beans, so I am really pleased.|
So there I was, strolling through garden #2 and marveling at all of the lush growth and how everyone is behaving so well. I was thinking about what 2 days of rain can do for a garden and other pleasant thoughts.
Then I look at this mess and almost threw right up. It was like someone had grabbed me by the throat and dragged me off to their trunk to dump my body.
|Do you see this carnage??? What animal did this? If you look, it is almost cut off, not just broken or nibbled. If I didn't see all of the gnawing in the last picture, I would say someone came in with clippers to be a jerk. But, no, it's an animal. And it has to be of the flying variety because I have a 5 foot fence around it and the door was not open. And nothing else was touched or even crushed or knocked over. It reminded me of this mess back in the fall. I was pretty sure that was due to squirrels and I almost wonder if this was, but it's just too cleanly cut. And there isn't any corn to enjoy yet, so I don't think it's raccoons. I am pretty mad about this. I better not get back from my sister's to find that more have been destroyed like this!|
God help us all if I catch these animals in the act.
If it's squirrels, they will be looking for more than their nuts when I get through with them.
I don't even like guns.
But I like these evil critters even less.