The Garden Critter Terminator

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.

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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.

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He grabbed the watering can and made sure the garden was thoroughly watered.

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He picked some ripened tomatoes.

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And he even did some pruning and weeding around the pepper plants.

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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!

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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“.