Varmints and Critters Oh My!

The Varmints and Critters have struck again!

I went out yesterday morning to water the little garden and this is what I found….ugh!

Perfectly good, almost ripe tomatoes, with big bites taken out of them.

I think it is work of a mama ground hog, baby ground hog, teenage rabbit and a fury tailed squirrel.

I feel like I am out numbered!

That tomato looks good enough to eat…except for the big bite out of it.

I don’t know which one ran off with my little butternut squash. But, whichever one is the bandit, they bite the vine off and dragged/rolled it off too.

I did find some good news in my little garden……

I can grow little carrots.


I planted these little miniature carrots months ago and look…..I have little carrots!  I might only get a couple of bites from each one, but I am eating these babies!

Anywho, this is what I ended up doing. I picked all the ripe tear drop and cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, and I even picked some green tomatoes, and hide them up in the upside down planter.

Am I clever (or stupid) or what?

Later on this week, I am going to pick all the green tomatoes, pull the tomato plants out and fill one raised garden bean with  bush beans and  the other one with turnips.

The Princess loves turnips!

Now, I just got to figure out a way to keep the varmints out.

Is your summer garden winding down?





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