Going out on a limb
Saturday June 29th 2013, 10:29 pm
Filed under: My Garden,Wildlife

Skunks don’t climb, I’ve been told (true or not I don’t know). Raccoons certainly do and possums too, I’ve seen them.

If only I’d had a motion-activated camera. I would have loved to have seen the expression on the face of whatever it was as it joyrode the limb down to the ground with a snapping sound behind it.

And still it was thwarted: the clamshells stayed shut. I opened one of the little boxes, the ripe fruit having been knocked off its stem, and we had homegrown plum/Comice pear/peach crisp tonight, very pretty–and oh, after all these years of the critters claiming it all, the sweet taste of success.

One more tree to go, with months to ripeness. A Fuji clamshell got knocked to the ground last night–but it too refused to reward such behavior.

Maybe I should hide them under paper bags over the clamshells. How do you like them apples.



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But the forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest… they must think!

Comment by Channon 06.30.13 @ 4:54 am

I wonder if you suspended used CD’s from the branches if it would deter the critters.

Comment by Jody 06.30.13 @ 6:09 am

We get almost as much fun out of watching the squirrels trying to get to the feeders as we do watching the birds at them.

Happily, with our cherries, there are plenty to share. And every day, they are redder and redder – soon we’ll have fresh fruit crisp, too. Enjoy yours!

Comment by twinsetellen 06.30.13 @ 6:41 am

Ah, the clamshells work! More here when you want them. I do wish you’d quit talking about your fruit crisps. I’m getting saliva all over the front of my shirt.

Comment by Donald Meyer 06.30.13 @ 9:54 am

forbidden fruit indeed! so glad you are finally getting to enjoy those fruit crisps (I feel like I should be advocating for the publishing of a recipe here!)

(btw, did you know there is yarn made with possum fiber? I encountered some on Friday — very interesting stuff!)

Comment by bev 06.30.13 @ 9:59 am

Neener neener neener, squirrels.

Comment by LauraN 06.30.13 @ 8:10 pm

Hooray for simple plans that work! Glad you finally got some fruit this year.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 07.01.13 @ 7:55 am

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