How dare they

May 11, 2008

Peach Let the backyard battle begin...so I planted another young peach tree this spring. When I brought it home it had one tiny baby peach on it. I've watched this peach grow and ripen to the point where I was JUST about to pick it. Yesterday morning as I looked across the back yard something was missing. The little speck of orange I'd been patiently watching was gone. You've got to be kidding me. Not only did "they" take the peach...they also took the branch with it. Chewed it right off. Now...I already engage in this yearly battle with the squirrels... they like to steal my biggest tomatoes the day before I plan to pick them. They watch me...they mark it on their calendars. So this is not something new to me. But I only had one...one little peach. Not one peach to spare. Needless to say this kind of event evokes feelings of pulling out the red rider bb gun, that I do own, and sitting watch. Yes, peach thievery evokes these murderous feelings even in bleeding heart vegetarians like myself. Sigh. But, on the bright side, I happened to discover one more little peach on the tree. So now, I'm guarding it...bb gun in hand. Go ahead Mr. Squirrel...make my day....

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Carolyn
May 11, 2008
10:28 pm

Ha!  I love Texans.  My father (NRA member) owns a 22 rifle that once belonged to his mother who used it to take care of various varmints on their farm.  The redesign looks great.

Heather
May 12, 2008
9:41 am

Gah, that is so annoying!  The squirrels ate every single one of my sunflowers last year!  If looks could have killed…  Let me know if you come up with any tricky squirrel-proofing!!  (And thanks for the snail mail offer, that is super sweet of you!!!)

nikkinc
May 12, 2008
10:46 am

you should put a net over it as it grows. we are training isaac to think of squirrels as the enemy.

cindee
May 13, 2008
12:29 am

Lisa in CA
May 13, 2008
1:05 pm

I am very well acquainted with this type of righteous anger, LOL.  I don’t own a gun—BB or otherwise—but I have had plenty of thoughts of acquiring one.  I hope “they” let you have this peach.

Lisa in CA
May 13, 2008
1:06 pm

I am very well acquainted with this type of righteous anger, LOL.  I don’t own a gun—BB or otherwise—but I have had plenty of thoughts of acquiring one.  I hope “they” let you have this peach.

chey
May 19, 2008
12:13 am

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