1 Tomato, 2 Tomato, 3 Tomato … NONE

Remember this?

Around this time last year a good tomato wasn’t a hard thing to find. But not this year.

Everybody’s complaining about split tomatoes, green tomatoes or no tomatoes.

Now, I know a thing or two about squirrels and I know those nasty things climb all over the vines and pick the ones they want, take a bite out of one or two, then throw them on the ground (kind of like what monkeys do, I think).

But I don’t think the drought of good tomatoes has anything to do with those nasty squirrels. See, one of Our neighbors built this neat tomato cage with a top to keep the squirrels out. There must be at least 50 tomato plants in there. I’m not kidding. They’re on vacation so We walk over there and I give the perimeter of the cage a good security sweep and I haven’t seen any squirrels.

Do you know there’s only one red tomato over there? And Ours are all straggly with only a few green ones hanging on for dear life.

The tomatoes may be missing in action this year where We live, but you can count on one thing: I’m going to do my best to protect those that are potential salad fodder for Our house.

Squirrels beware.

What You Learned Today:

  • I like my little almost daily tomato patrol walks. It’s nice to walk somewhere different.
  • Do you think those nice people would mind if I walked in their yard when they get back from vacation? (They don’t have a dog, so a visit from a Scottie might be nice for them. Ya think?)
  • If you need a patrol dog to protect things that grow in your garden, you can either call me and I’ll come over OR you can put the word out for a rent-a-Scottie. One will tawdle right over to take care of things.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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5 Responses to 1 Tomato, 2 Tomato, 3 Tomato … NONE

  1. edgar says:

    sheesh! we are glad to hear it’s not just our tomatoes that aren’t showing up this year. mum was starting to think her thumb was blackening!

  2. Daisy says:

    Those people NEED a scottie to do Squirrel Patrol! Hope you can get a couple of good tomatoes from the green ones!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  3. Abigail says:

    They should be paying you for for snoopervising

  4. Pingback: The $5.23 Tomato | The Scottie Chronicles

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