Once again, our strawberries were reaching that state of perfect ripeness. And once again, some critter (we suspect the squirrel) got to them first. Clearly our system of surrounding pots with cages and covering them with netting won’t work unless we tuck every corner under the pot. Maybe this is where upside-down planting would work? Or would squirrels nimbly scale the pole?
Our other animal invasion was a turtle in a tomato bed who snapped when the Brit attempted eviction. Perhaps it was a mom laying eggs? At any rate, the turtle is gone, with little damage to the bed.
On a happier note, a lovely photo of our front path over Memorial Day weekend: