Gah, between throwing my back out and my internet at home being down for long stretches of the week, I have totally been neglecting my tiny audience. I did have ten new spam comments this week. No, I don’t need Moldovan Propecia, thanks.
Anyway, last week, I mentioned that I had cleared a space for a new bed. But how to keep squirrels out? Especially as I had no staples for my gun?
Did a similar thing in the newest raised bed/box as well.
Hey, look at the far end here! This photo is from last week, but the beans were doing well!
This week’s even more awesome!
Yup, the squirrels are still the biggest blight in the garden.
What to do now? I had scattered blood and bonemeal around them and everything! I want sunflowers!
Now that I have staples, I finished a giant cage for over the first bed. Half of it didn’t grow at all, though carrots and radishes are coming up. Now, I’ve put in spanish onions (which were on sale today) and some spring onions.
Also, last night, I heard a giant crash and some crazy yowling. I jumped out of the bath and ran downstairs in case Hamish had a) knocked over a bookcase and pinned himself under it or b) had escaped outside and started a fight. It was neither. The motion detector light was out already, so I figured that there was a cat fight somewhere nearby. Hamish was looking out the window, but didn’t seem agitated. This morning, I found this:
I’m serious when I say that I am surprised I didn’t find blood splatters or something worse out there. There was half a cat’s worth a fur out there. Yikes.