This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

a sunny day

watching the flowers garden work
A perfect day for garden work and looking at flowers. Unfortunately, I wasn't out there with the squirrel today.


Blogger Robert said...

Get a cat. I have several outdoor cats. To take care of tree dwelling rats.

April 08, 2008 10:18 PM

Blogger said...

grr, our neighborhood squirrels are nice and fat thanks to my garden. I haven't quite found a way to get rid of them. They have figured out that my dogs are big babies.

April 09, 2008 2:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in squirrel heaven. If you don't control them they tear up everything. I have several outdoor (working) cats who think squirrels are a gourmet delight. If one makes it to the ground he is lunch. Fat over fed pet cats are no good for this. You need lean hungry cats that get treated like cats not ones that you treat like humans. Cats equal varmint control. The only thing they don't eat is moles. Thye leave the moles oin the fron porch for me to take care of. The only other solution is to get a good pellet rifle and learn to like fried squrriel. They eat your tomatoes and you eat them.

April 09, 2008 2:39 PM

Blogger alec said...

ughhh.. i abhor squirrels . they eat all my tulip bulbs, and vegetables that are bulbous in nature. evil vermin! nice photography, though.

April 09, 2008 6:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I sort of like the squirrels. They're no too bad in the yard. The only thing I have trouble with is growing sunflowers. I think these squirrels are so well fed, they don't bother with tomatoes or deeply planted bulbs.

Most of our neighbors (who are very close since the house lots here are 1/8th acre at most) have several cats each. Unfortunately I have a husband who is allergic to cats. What can you do...

My son has volunteered to use the squirrels for target practice, but I said no.

Anyway, please ignore my squirrel photos if you dislike squirrels (and likewise my sparrow photos). I enjoy whatever wildlife I can attract.

April 09, 2008 7:09 PM

Blogger alec said...

great philosophy! i have nothing against squirrels, when they leave my plants alone. ahh, and my radishes sprouted..i added a new post!

April 09, 2008 7:12 PM

Blogger kathy said...

go radishes! (I did already read it - I'm on top of things tonight...)

April 09, 2008 8:56 PM


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