With New Years right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about some of the things that made a huge impact in my life during 2011. I’ve decided to wrap them all up into neat little list for your consideration if you might be looking for some direction, motivation or new ideas as we approach 2012.
Well, I’ve got good news – and I’ve got bad news.
The bad news is, squirrels don’t give a rats ass about marigolds.
I came home from running errands this afternoon to find this guy checking out my berry patch loot.
I didn’t want to believe it was true, so I stalked him to see what he’d do.
Sure enough, in he went! See? He doesn’t care about marigolds! Freaking squirrel! Why don’t you just pick a bouquet of them already and be done with it, you… you… SQUIRREL.
Mine eat sunbutter and jelly sandwich Ezekiel bread crusts out of my compost bucket.
For about one second this made me consider planting marigolds on my back steps, but then next I foresaw coming downstairs one morning to find a squirrel sitting at my kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee with organic half and half. (Although I suppose if he made the coffee that might be OK…)
I guess if eating our food scraps means they’re staying out of the strawberry bed, we’ll call it a truce.