Ravaged

Carrots leftover in the ground from last fall, the little round French ones, and a couple of small Chantenays. The new carrots have not done well at all because of all the spring rain compacting the clay soil.

Carrots leftover in the ground from last fall, the little round French ones, and a couple of small Chantenays. The new carrots have not done well at all because of all the spring rain compacting the clay soil.

A few fruits and vegetables are finally ripening in this weird summer weather. And as many are being ravaged by beasts.

A sweet surprise yesterday morning, our first Tigger melon!

A sweet surprise yesterday morning, our first Tigger melon!

The Tigger melon vine this evening when I got home from work. Where did the melon go? Who stole it? My only harvest this year may be snapshots...

The Tigger melon vine this evening when I got home from work. Where did the melon go? Who stole it? My only harvest this year may be snapshots…

Who did this to my perfect Alvaro melon? And scratched up the other one? It’s as though a raccoon walked through here. I’m fearful of dearth! If it’s not one varmint it’s another. I no sooner got the grasshoppers under control than some rodent ate my peaches, and now this!

Who did this to my perfect Alvaro melon? And scratched up the other one? It’s as though a raccoon walked through here. I’m fearful of dearth! If it’s not one varmint it’s another. I no sooner got the grasshoppers under control than some rodent ate my peaches, and now this!

A baby snake gourd. Let's hope this one gets the chance to grow up. I've long suspected the grasshoppers were eating the tiny baby melons, but maybe it's been rodents all along.

A baby snake gourd. Let’s hope this one gets the chance to grow up. I’ve long suspected the grasshoppers were eating the tiny baby melons, but maybe it’s been rodents all along.

Purple velour filet beans abundant and ripe, with the monster snake gourd resting on the edge behind them.

Purple velour filet beans abundant and ripe, with the monster snake gourd resting on the edge behind them.

Velour beans picked...

Velour beans picked…

... and sautéed with chanterelles that Gabrielle brought from the forest. Yum. Deb, I saved you some in the freezer.

… and sautéed with chanterelles that Gabrielle brought from the forest. Yum. Deb, I saved you some in the freezer.

Seriously, can anyone tell me what critter left these tooth marks in the melon?

Seriously, can anyone tell me what critter left these tooth marks in the melon?

And some tomatoes too!

And some tomatoes too!

Oh well. I don't mind what happens.

Oh well. I don’t mind what happens.

2 thoughts on “Ravaged

  1. Chipmunks or squirrels take one or two bites out of each tomato. They treat my garden like a smorgasbord. Wish the would eat whole tomatoes and leave a few for us!

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