Two words!!!

^%$^ing squirrels!!!

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Happy Gardening anticipating the total annihilation of the squirrel species!!!



  1. July 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Awww. My dogs do a pretty good job of keeping squirrels out of my garden. They mostly just sit on my fence and swear at me (the squirrels, not the dogs). Dogs don’t do diddly keeping the earwigs out, though.

    • July 16, 2010 at 8:01 am

      Even though they built a nest in one of the trees in the fall and are still living there, that’s the first damage they’ve done. I’m going to keep the other melons hidden behind the leaves this time.

  2. meemsnyc said,

    July 15, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Argh, that is so frustrating. Sorry about that! This happened to my brother’s canteloupes.

    • July 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

      The only good thing about it is it’s early enough for, hopefully, some more to develop. Hope your brother gets a few for himself before the season’s over.

  3. engineeredgarden said,

    July 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

    You too? Gosh, i’m declaring war on them this year!

    • July 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      I guess they serve some useful purpose in life, but I swear I can’t think of one.

      Hope you win the war.

  4. Janice said,

    July 18, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Love your blog! Everyone in my neighborhood FEEDS these critter and their population has exploded recently! They keep eating all my strawberries in the front garden and I had enough!!! I ended up covering the strawberries with plastic easter eggs(notch cut out for the stem on one part) while the weather was cooler, so that they won’t take them. They are so bold as to eat them right in front of me nonchalantly! grrrrr Lately though, there’s a cat that hangs around our front yard and the damages have subsided. The backyard is guarded by our kitty, Lori. Our dog Happy does squat about squirrels but loves to chase other cats out of the back garden if he gets a chance.

    • July 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Thanks. I was lucky with the strawberries this year. The squirrels didn’t notice them until they were just about finished producing. Actually I was lucky with all the raspberries and blueberries too. Last year I’d find half eaten strawberries on the ground and they’d climb up on the table and pick the raspberries off the bushes.

      To me a squirrel is a glorified rat, and there’s no way I’m going to purposely feed one. I’ll bet if more of your neighbors had gardens they’d stop feeding the squirrels.

  5. August 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

    […] and the brandywine tomato that’s no bigger than a baseball and hasn’t grown since that crazy squirrel took a bit out of my first bigger watermelon)……I decided that I may as well cut it as see what it looked like since it obviously […]

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