It feels darned good when an “Ah Ha Moment” hits you like a lightning bolt. As you all know, we have been battling all season with all types, all shapes & sizes of critters attacking our garden, and yesterday it hit me on how to deal with them.
While I am in the midst of making handmade paper mache props for Halloween, fully submerged in the spirit of Halloween, it hit me. I know what to use to protect our garden! I went downstairs to pull it out of storage (where normally people find these in their “closets” – LOL) and grabbed our 5 foot skeleton.
I took “Skully” out to the garden and he immediately went to work! He stood in the doorway to the garden and did a once over to see what he was in for, and upon accepting the challenge to serve and protect, he got to work.
He grabbed the watering can and made sure the garden was thoroughly watered.
He picked some ripened tomatoes.
And he even did some pruning and weeding around the pepper plants.
I did catch him though taking a rest on the side of the garden, and I immediately made him get back to work. No coffee breaks for you Skully!
When he completed his work day and was walking out of the garden to join us for dinner, he turned around at the garden gate and said “I’ll Be Back“.