Where Have All the Peppers Gone?… or… Would They Be Rats Without Those Bushy Tails?Posted: February 3, 2013
Where have all the peppers gone? The ornamental peppers usually have a lovely display of red to start the winter season, but now there is none.
After closer examination, a small pile of ripe peppers were found in the bed.
Later, another pepper was spotted in a pot of marigolds under the mesh that was put on to protect the young plants. Obviously, not a barrier for the culprit.
As they say, there is a silver lining if you look close enough, really close. Behind the pepper is a tiny new pepper plant seedling just starting. There will surely be more scattered throughout the garden.
And who is responsible for all this upheaval in the garden? Our squirrel friends, who are tolerated just because of those cute bushy tails! This little fellow was on his way up the tree, when he saw the camera and turned around to pose for the shot.