Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Grrrr.....




A few weeks ago I discovered some strawberry plants in the front garden and was quite excited at the prospect of even just one serving of those delectable little fruits, seeing that they are my absolute favorite! I've been watching them develop from little flowers into cute little white berries, all the while remaining apprehensive because the plants are not in any kind of protected enclosure, and we again have rabbits in the yard. (damn hawks and eagles aren't doing their job) Lo and behold I go to check on the little berries yesterday, as I do every day when I make my rounds about the yard to check on the gardens, and NO MORE BERRIES!! Every single WHITE unripened berry has been misappropriated by some little varmint in the yard. Now I realize it could be the rabbits, which number at least two that we have seen, but we also have a raccoon in the vicinity and loads of birds. All I know is that I am somewhat disappointed, but not really surprised, as I was looking forward to those berries. I guess it will be off to market for some locally grown, which just by chance happen to be ripening now, three weeks behind schedule per the newspaper, due to what they are calling Global Cooling, which I suspect is affecting just us here on Vancouver Island.

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1 comment:

The Mason said...

Reading this I couldn't help but think about Nick's attempt at his first tomato plant here in Canada last year. Just as the beautiful fruit of the vine would be just a day or two from becoming the highlight of our salad, one of the natural inhabitants of this city would claim it for its own. I sure hope they enjoyed them as much as I anticipated enjoying them. :-)