The squirrels have struck again.
My husband had just pulled into the driveway and actually saw the furry criminal jump from the deck railing onto the bamboo arches holding up our plants, pull a tiny green tomato off the vine with its tiny claws, and start munching.
I've been meaning to "tackle" this & put some kind of fencing around the garden, sprinkle cayenne pepper, get a plastic owl or something. (I got all kinds of great tips from so many of you - Thank you!) but since the recent robbery pretty much wiped us out, there wasn't anything left to be stolen...until now!
So in an effort to protect the one little tomato that is left dangling from that vine, holding on for dear life, we took the kids and went to Home Depot. (Noah loves Home Depot...such a little man.) We got a plastic garden fence (which I hope the squirrels won't gnaw through), but I couldn't find a plastic owl. And when I asked an employee about them, she looked at me like I was a little off my rocker.
When we got home, I had an "a-ha moment"!
Why didn't I think of this before???
I had this guy in the garage the whole time!
If only I had put him out there before to scare those pesky squirrels away...
As Abby helped me place the scarecrow right in front of the tomato plants, I told her that, hopefully, this scarecrow would scare those squirrels and protect our garden.
She looked up at the trees surrounding us and called out, "Hey squirrels! We've got a scary surprise for you!" :)
I hope they think he's scary....maybe I should draw some fangs on him on something.
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