Peaches or pretty

Which would you choose? The tulle seems to be very effective against the squirrels. It isn’t pretty but there have been no recent forays into either the peach or olive tree that I have seen. And for some reason that olive tree was a fun place for them to whizz up and down in their cute little whizzing way they do. They were constantly in it. I fucking hate them.

In the meantime it looks like a bridal party came whizzing through here and had a situation. I hope there’s cake.

The battle rages on

Probably a lot of history buffs are going to always remember the Great Squirrel Battle of 2021. And possibly the attendant Potato Bug skirmish.

The little nails I put on the top of the fence are def not working but I have been told that squirrels hate tulle (just watch my squirrels will looooove it). So I ordered a bolt. The squirrels have already begun denuding my peach tree. The peaches are not bigger than my little fingernail but the ground under the tree is littered with the ones that get knocked off while they’re frisking about noshing on the other baby peaches. So I’ve started with a base of wadded up tulle and one branch enrobed. I will see if this keeps them out. I can see that they would really not know how to deal with this but on the other hand squirrels aren’t as stupid as I wish they were.

And in my experience where there are potato plants, potato beetles are not far behind. You can put something called floating row covers on them, but I think tulle will do the trick and it’s a lot cheaper.

As an added plus I can wrap myself in oceans of it and dance around the house. Shades drawn of course.

Produce news: Peaches

Well you can put your fucking crumpets in the freezer. There’s not going to be golden luscious homemade peach preserves to slather onto them. The recent rain knocked all but 7 or 8 peaches off the tree. And the goddam squirrels will get those I am sure. Or the robins. Or more rain.

I will need to cage these somehow. The mind reels.


There are no apples on my apple trees but, for the moment, I got peaches. And lots of them. The peach tree in bloom was glorious but I thought that in it’s first year nothing would materialize. there were about 8 blooms on the apple tree and they all just fell off. Maybe the crappy weather had something to do with that.

I’m already planning my cute containers of peach preserves I’m giving out at Christmas.