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[Jul. 30th, 2013|07:33 pm]

Once the long eight hour slog of meetings was over i retired to the deck, still poking at work tasks while taking some time to read the news and journal entries. I could look over and see my ripening tomatoes, an unfamiliar variety, with orange, elongated, almost heart shaped fruit. They glowed, and i glowed back.

And then, there is the squirrel, tomato in mouth, bounding along the rial RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.
My shouts had no effect.

This is not the first time i've been witness to the theft of a just ripe enough tomato by a squirrel.

Having some heartache about the management error today. Must do my best which also means not avoiding the impact but carrying it as gracefully as i can, so as not to cascade the difficulty around the team.


[User Picture]From: gurdonark
2013-07-31 05:22 am (UTC)
My wife's beefstake tomatoes (beefsteak?) used to always get a grackle attack just when (rarely, given the heat) one got ripe. But the cherry tomatoes always matured without incident.
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From: mopalia
2013-07-31 02:14 pm (UTC)
Have you considered a chicken wire wrap on the tomato plant? Not pretty to look at, but effective. I'm pretty sure I have enough wire to spare for one.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2013-08-05 09:41 pm (UTC)
That is Christine's solution too. Next year, probably.
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