Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Squirrels' Revenge: It's not Zucchini!

You may have noticed that we seem to have this love/hate relationship with the critters around our house. Remember last year the Cedar Waxwing attack? Followed by the dead squirrel in our driveway, followed by a never-before-seen(nor since) duck patrolling our driveway.

And then, there's the recent infestation of FLEAS, thanks to the rabbits in our yard. (Poor old Bonnie.)

And Doug has been thinking long and hard about shooting things with that pellet gun. Long and hard.

Well, we thought we had a renegade zucchini plant invading our flowers along our driveway. Or maybe it's a plant I couldn't remember planting. But Doug thought some more. . .


. . . while looking out at the farm, from a garden, on the Grand Forks Garden Tour. . .



. . . and then, he figured out what this was!



He figured out that this, creeping up our steps, is NOT a renegade zucchini plant, but a pumpkin patch! And he remembered the squirrel that last year tore apart our Halloween pumpkin at the top of our steps. . . . and planted a crop of pumpkins!

Well, let's see what happens next!

6 comments:

Nicki, said...

Never a dull moment at your house - but come pumpkin time this fall, you'll be thanking the crazed squirrel. In the mean time it looks like it could take over your steps.

janett said...

I'm totally cracking up at your rogue pumpkin patch!!! I can't wait to see what happens with it.

Yolanda said...

Too funny!

Reds said...

Cool!!! Can't wait to see your pumpkins!! ;)

Jeanne said...

I'm convinced that THIS is why you still live in North Dakota! The craziest things happen to you to keep you on your toes. LOL If you moved away, your life just wouldn't be near so "entertaining."

Those farm garden pictures are fabulous!!

Suzy said...

Ok that's not even fair. I planted a bunch of pumpkins in start cups and "one" came up and then died in my garden when I transferred it. And then I bought a few starts from the nursery and they died. So my BIL brought me some that were thriving and big in his garden and they have almost died (one is hanging on). I water them daily and I talk to them, sing to them and try my best to coax them to grow. And your telling me a squirrel can plant and grow a pumpkin and I can't!??