Someone has been eating my strawberries and I’m sorry to say that it’s not me! I planted some strawberries in a pot out back last month and was SO EXCITED to see the strawberries forming, getting red, and then all of a sudden they were gone.I have since seen other strawberries get THISCLOSE and then vanish, leaving just a nub.
So I’ve concluded that some furry little a-hole has been eating my strawberries and while I was previously willing to live and let live, I’m not so sure that’s the case any more. I intend to grow other things back there and while I’m not really sure it will all be to a mouse’s liking I’m really not sure that’s a risk I’m willing to take.
And a random aside: Nate saw the mouse when he was mowing the other day and said it was HUGE which I already knew, but it made me feel slightly better about not being able to positively ID it as a mouse at first.
We have some “bug people” that come out quarterly and I think next time they come out I’ll have them set out some little mouse-be-gone system they’ve showed us that lets the mice go in, eat the poison and go back out to die somewhere out in the field (or with my luck, somewhere in my back yard) and I’ll try to ignore the mild to moderate guilt I’ll feel as I’m enjoying my fresh strawberries.