Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Who Bit My Squash!!!

These are two butternut rogosa squash I picked yesterday. I couldn't find a ruler so I used an egg carton so you could judge their size!



What is that, you ask, on the bottom one? Could those be bite marks?



Yes,yes they are.What really aggravates me is they are not MY bite marks! Who then broke down the fence and ate all the vines and even tried to eat the big squash?


Do they look innocent?


Don't be fooled by their sweet faces! They are just fooling you,they are guilty, guilty I tell you! These are actually old pictures, the babies are almost grown now,but it is way to hot to go out and get new ones!


I had a great patch going,I had at least a dozen smaller squash in there.There was another big one but some poultry pecked it up good.I am suspecting a Guinea since I found a Guinea egg in there with the squash! I swear the critters have gotten more of my garden this year than me! Especially the squirrels ! I have put hits out on them and they are thinning in numbers!

Hmmm...I wonder how lamb and squash would taste or maybe squirrel and squash????

21 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the squash eaters line up. they all look guilty to me!

Sharon said...

LOL!!! That is a funny post! Especially the egg!

Tales from the Trails said...

Squash Stealers!!! Ugh : )

Our precious chickens were in the garden pecking around. I was sure they were getting the pesky bugs. Later that day, we went to get some of the eggplants off the plant. 2 were nibbled on!!! Eggplant Eaters!!! Life on a farm, JOY!!!

the wild magnolia said...

OMG, I am holding my sides laughing. Funny! I love humor, it is so good to laugh out loud.

As for the squash munching critters, I'm with jaz, line them up they all look guilty.

Great post! Good job! We all need a good laugh!

Sorry about your squash! :(

Pricilla said...

Actually lamb and eggplant make moussaka so why not lamb and squash?
heh

Julia said...

Frustrating to say the LEAST!!! Goat stew with squash might be just the thing. Is nothing safe from the horde?

polly's path said...

I knew as soon as I saw the marks that it was a goat criminal!
Because, I too have seen these marks on MY squash!!! I had a few acorns growing in the goat field, undisturbed, until someone decided to see what they tasted like.

LindaG said...

Haha. Oh gosh. *hugs* :)

small farm girl said...

I say call CSI!Have all of your critters do a DNA test. lol

~ Jackie said...

OMG Melodie this cracked me up!! I have had 4 pumpkins stolen by raccoons, just as they get to golf ball size. Right now, I have one...and it is protected by a "box cage" I made from window screening. It is my first pumpkin this year to survive to softball size. I so feel your pain!

Doc said...

Lamb chops......YUMMMM!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, that is funny. What innocent looking creatures they are.

Anonymous said...

Oh those sweet innocent faces....lol....one for all and all for one....I think you are outnumbered there. - Tina

Millie said...

Those faces are so sweet and innocent looking! I can't believe they would have done it.

Callie said...

With so many mouths around your place it is a wonder you have anything left in the garden.

Texan said...

uh oh... I had a feeling you were going to say it was them or the goats! The moles have been my biggy this year! They ate the roots off many squash plants and killed them and the plants had squash on them! Wonder what is about squash? LOL

Jabacue said...

Yes, they look pretty guilty! Cute though.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

just caught up with the blog...love the turkey poults

watch out if u have a pick hen they will pick on it dreadfully!!!!!!!!!!

Carol............. said...

Well, at least they left enough of the squash for YOu...LOL

agwh said...

Great set of photos! My dogs get that exact look on their faces when they've done something they shouldn't have; they act as though the rules are such a huge affront/imposition that they can't POSSIBLY be expected to abide by them.

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