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Sunday, August 23, 2009

A squirrel update...

It seems, at least for now, that the squirrels and I have reached some sort of a truce where the tomatoes are concerned. Ummmmm don't look at the green tomato on the fence over there in the picture on the right. We are agreeing to forget about that one slip up and have moved on.









Now that I think about it, it was probably the birds eating my tomatoes. Yeah!! Those darned birds!
Sigh, no, it was the squirrels. I'm not sure how to keep them away from the plants. I read that if a man ummmm if he "goes to the bathroom" around the bottom of plants that things in nature will stay away. The men in my family will do a lot for me but potty on a plant, outside, nowhere near toilet paper or a magazine is not on the list of approved things. For now I am just blaming it all on the birds....except the pretty cardinals that have come calling....and the hummingbird that visits every once in awhile.....the finches are pretty cute as well. Do you get the feeling I am not caring a whole heck of a lot about my tomatoes?? heehee

5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

We have neighbors whose squirrels take their tomatoes off the vines and bring them up to their windowsill (just to show that they have them) and then scamper off across the yard with the tomatoes between their teeth. Little show offs!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You mean if they **ahem** do #2 the animals stay away? And they won't agree to that?? :)

Hallie

Chocolate Cat said...

Why don't you just plant them their own vegie garden?????? Hope we see some squirrels on our trip, only 3 weeks today!!

Shasta said...

A squirrel ate my freesia plant which was Mother's Day present to myself - all of it! Today, I saw it take one of my tomatoes. I didn't know they ate tomatoes! I was saving the nuts for them.
I think that the magazine and toilet paper are portable, but I'm not sure I would want to eat the plants after that treatment!

Trish said...

Maybe try spreading alot of cayanne pepper around the plants or try one or two and see if that keeps them away. It sure does seem to work for lots of other bothersome animals. See if yu can get some cheap brand and give it a try. :) Trish in Kansas