We have been working on our garden plan for this spring and acquiring a few things to help us make it happen. The squirrels have seriously wreaked havoc at hour little homestead. They are out of control and I know a large part of it was their efforts to prepare for a hard winter, which we had. But come on you guys!
The squirrels stripped the blueberry bushes to the point they killed them. They pulled up and absconded with all of the strawberry plants. They also took all of the apples and pears off our trees. They didn't share a single one! They did the same thing the year before too. Little buggers!
We decided not to put in a garden last year because our summer schedule was way too busy to spend time feeding and entertaining squirrels. So this year we will be starting from scratch and needless to say, squirrel control will be tops on the list. Not to worry, there will be no pellet guns or poison involved. We all need to live together, cohesively. Hopefully our tactics will disrupt their routines and make them uncomfortable enough to encourage them to move on and look elsewhere. Fingers crossed.
I'll be sharing the things we are doing with all of you as we get busy and get to work. I'm super excited to get started too. Are you planning to put in a garden this year? Any squirrel troubles? How do you handle the little blighters?