20.11.08

Gourmet squirrels


No, not squirrels that taste good in a stew or ragout but squirrels that like to enhance their diet with herbs. Italian parsley, in this case.

Five days ago, I was admiring my nice, lush parsley plants and considering bringing at least some of them inside for the winter. Three days ago, I noticed that they had turned into stick plants - all the leaves are gone. Two days ago, I found one of our resident squirrels (they've been hanging out on my deck for weeks now and run to hide under the deck whenever I come outside) sitting among the many pots I keep outside. That would explain where all the parsley leaves have gone.

Now to figure out how to discourage those squirrels from eating all my herbs. Deterrants are called for, I think. That means a trip to the hardware store ................

5 comments:

Marilee said...

Hey, pre-parslied squirrels!

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Is that sort of like pre-stuffed turkey? :-)

Marilee said...

Yep!

Katie B said...

hmmmm, I don't guess you would be interested in a Super Soaker -- and sitting in wait (in a camo outfit) for the little furballs??

or a trail of nuts off to the neighbors house?

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Katie, That's exactly what I'm going to do - sit in a deck chair with a warm drink next to me, the super soaker across my knees waiting ............
Or, maybe, I'll try the nuts. That would be faster.
Thank you for the laugh, your suggestions are just too funny.