Tag: strawberries

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season continues and this year is a good one. After a bit of a critter scare, the season picked up and I’ve started to reap the benefits of the year’s strawberry crop. In my last post I wrote about some scrumptious strawberry ice cream […]

Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream (oh yes, I did!)

Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream (oh yes, I did!)

Today’s to-do list: Take kids to the park. Do some laundry. Eat strawberry ice cream so you can take a picture and blog about it. Done, done, and done. Tough work, but someone’s got to do it (I will not go into the battle that […]

Something is Eating My Strawberries (and it’s not me)

Something is Eating My Strawberries (and it’s not me)

I’ve been eyeing the local strawberries that have just starting coming out in the stores and have resisted buying them because I know that mine are just about ready. I’ve been dreaming about having a nice big bowl of berries with ice cream and fresh mint. My mouth is watering now just writing this.

I went out to my garden this afternoon to check on my strawberries as I was sure I saw a couple yesterday that were very nearly ripe.

Guess what I saw?

Some little critter has left behind a nice pile of evidence hidden beneath the foliage.

Looking a little closer, I can make out tooth marks, so I’m pretty sure I’m dealing with a rodent of some kind.

I already covered the bed with bird netting a few weeks ago. Today I placed some potted mint and lavender right in the bed to see if that deters my little fuzzy friend. Can you spot the herbs hiding in the bed?

Does anyone else have experience with this? Any other suggestions?

In the meantime, I’m watching my small deck pot more closely…