You just cannot imagine how freaked out, ticked off and totally spittin' fire I am at the moment. Oh how I hate squirrels!! I know there are probably plenty of folks out there that see that cute little furry face and bushy , bushy tail and think to themselves that I am some sort of monster. Well go ahead and think it, but if I had my way those fluffy four footed demons would be exiled to some oak infested island.
I had 5 or 6 beautiful 'Olena Ukrainians' out on a plant that was the black sheep plant of my tomato family. That one volunteer plant, stuck in a 5 gallon bucket, still managed to grow several 3/4 pound to 1 pound size and up beautiful tomatoes in abundance.I have eaten two...only two.... and they were glorious, and I was waiting on those 5-6 to ripen (there are about 6 more little ones, but I think it may be too late for them ). Yesterday I had the inkling that they would be at the breaker stage, but since there was no rain forecast I put off picking them, as I would really love to get a tomato that has almost completely ripened outside instead of in my kitchen. But I digress.
Well I get home from visiting my mother today, and had a feeling that I should go out and check on my volunteer pumpkins and squash ....just to make sure. Well they were fine. Then I figure ,heck while I am out here let me take a peak into the back yard....first thing I see is my largest , most perfect 'Olena Ukrainian' half eaten and so very sad looking. I look further up the plant and what do I see....every tomato that had gone beyond breaker stage had at least a 1/4 of it eaten. They couldn't just finish one and be full . No they had to sample all of them...oh wait, I lie, not all of them, no the ones that had split open and are probably going to rot on my counter, those they left.
Thank You very much.