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Friday, May 20, 2011

Squirrels Like Carrots?

Last fall I did NOT get all of my carrots harvested out of my garden before winter.

I read that you could eat them through the winter and cold weather would make them sweeter.

However, I did NOT take into account that the ground would be frozen solid .... preventing me from getting any out to enjoy.

I guess I never even thought about the ground being rock solid. I couldn't harvest any during the winter. I feel silly.

This spring, I knew I needed to dig them up and throw them away.

When I went out to get to work I found most of them missing..... Hmmmmmm
See all those holes where carrots should have been?

Then ..... one day I saw a squirrel in my yard and I was trying to figure out what he was carrying around in his hands.
(Not a photo of mine)


Oh, the squirrels have been eating my carrots. I'm glad they didn't go totally to waste and someone or something enjoyed them.

Another lesson learned. Harvest root vegetables before winter sets in .... especially in Idaho.

Isn't that funny?

1 comment:

Garden of Egan said...

Who knew squirrels would eat carrots right out of your dirt!

I've heard you can "overwinter" them as well. I never have figured out how to do that.

You might have to get a cat and or a dog to protect the garden this year.

Have a great weekend.


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