Friday, October 02, 2020

Squirrels 10 Gardener 0

I have lived in my home for over 30 years, the first 29 years were squirrel free.  The location of my neighborhood had something to do with it, to the east there is a big Interstate highway that keeps wildlife from crossing over and the Florida Everglades to the west.  Last year we got our first squirrel visitor, he liked our neighborhood so much that he brought all his friends, now we are overrun with the little critters and they are not cute anymore.  They have taken over the bird feeders and they love to feast on our fruit trees.  I bet you didn’t know that squirrels love avocados, this year the avocado harvest was plentiful and I did’t mind sharing my fruits, but the mango season was not that good and and a third of all my mangos were damage by our four legged friends.  

My father in his old age, spent most of his time outside in his garden keeping squirrels away from his fruit trees, I used to think that was funny.  Now I am becoming my father. 

Hey that bird feeder is my dining room  

This corner of my garden is looking nice after all the rain we been getting.  This garden bed has croton, blue porter weed, coleus, ferns and elephant ear plant (Colocasia)


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