The day before, frustrated and angry that I had to keep pushing the dirt back into place, I put large pieces of concrete and scrap wood topped with brick, on the ground around their favorite digging spots. An inelegant solution to be sure, but I wanted to see if it would stop them.
Yes and no.
When I stepped out onto my back patio the following morning I was met with a calling card. Raccoon scat. Or skunk poop. Yes, I’m sure, just not sure which animal. I’m leaning toward raccoon because they seem smarter and more vindictive to me than skunks. Ok, I may be anthropomorphizing, but really?
There it was, a small pile of poop right there on the concrete right outside the back door. No self respecting cat would have done that and it was too small to be a dog. Better that than a horse’s head in my bed I suppose. I am telling you, my friends, this was a pissed off and frustrated raccoon telling us just how he felt.
Now he knows how I feel.
Expense Update: What price the joy of a home grown vegetables?
Ongoing total for Summer 2010: $318
(added $20 for new plants)
Tomato: Green Zebra (heirloom)
Tomato: Viva Italia Roma (determinate)
Tomato: Lemon Boy (indeterminate)
Tomato: Champion (VFNT)
2 bell peppers (red and yellow)
seed packets: beets, arugula