uh oh.

bad news everybody. there are no strawberries. and by that i mean, there are NO strawberries…except for one stubby deformed one. do you remember all the pretty blooms on the FORTY EIGHT strawberry plants i lovingly put into the earth? it was so promising…then this happened.

and i knew it might happen…i really did. when we constructed our awesome “cage” there was one tiny thing i was worried about…

see that gap? it’s much more visible now because all the lettuce and spinach has been harvested. it is the perfect size for a chipmunk and all of his little friends.

so, we solved the problem (a little too late) by putting another board into the garden, so now it looks like this…

but man am i disappointed. i felt like such failure and i seriously contemplated pulling out every one of the plants and running over them with the lawn mower while screaming obscenities directed at little rodents (well, i did do a lot of screaming).

ah well. thankfully strawberries are perennial plants, so they’ll come back next year. perhaps i will actually get to taste one or two homegrown berries next summer.

 

 

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3 Responses to uh oh.

  1. donna says:

    little bastard!

  2. Terri says:

    That is AWFUL!!!! Sorry friend!

  3. Sara says:

    You are not a failure! It’s not you…it’s him (or her)!

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