Once again I have started a little container-type garden on the back deck. Last years attempt yielded a bushel of jalapeno peppers and one green bell pepper but that was it. I think the reason the pepper plants survived was because the critters were too full after eating my broccoli and basil.
My challenge this year is with a certain furry critter we've named Squirkle. Last winter we would find him foraging for food on the deck. Bleeding heart that I am, I started putting out a dish of pecans for him. Pre-cracked, no less! He also gets a steady diet of dried corn.
Here he is back in February...
Poor little fella!
Or so I thought until I caught him knee deep in one of my pots, digging furiously and making a huge mess on the deck.
Then there was this...
I had been watering these little guys for a couple of weeks and then it finally hit me, it wasn't anything I had planted... these were trees sprouting from seeds the darn squirrel had buried! In my pot!
The final straw was when Phil pointed out that Squirkle had a greener thumb than I did. And technically he doesn't even have thumbs!
So yeah, buddy... it's a Garden Showdown!
Who will be the ultimate victor???
Man? (well, woman...)
To be fair I have been watering Squirkle's two entries in the competition. But I've also hired some security...
Happy Friday! Have a GREAT weekend!