Sunflower Massacre

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Damn squirrels.

I bought six little sunflower plants at the farmers’ market on Saturday and planted them — more for Madeleine’s amusement than any thoughts of their actually thriving in our heavily shaded yard.

Monday we had five upright plants and one leaning over which I initially blamed on Dax and the dump truck. That is, until I picked the leaner over and saw its roots had been gnawed off. And a tomato plant was gone. Grrrrrrrrrr…….. Voles, said I.

But then I noticed a couple of squirrels looking drunk, frolicking about the golden blooms.

Tuesday, four sad sunflowers left.

Wednesday, three.

Today, no flowers, one stalk.

I think I need to break out my grandmother’s recipe for squirrel stew.



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