The mystery of our missing baby cucumbers and vanishing cherry tomatoes have been solved. I didn't mention it earlier because I kept thinking it was something else - the wind blowing them off, or my eyes playing tricks...
Pamela spied a red Robin in our tomato patch!
It was actually comical earlier. I had our sandwiches lying open on the table, heaped with tuna and mayo. I was getting the knife ready to slice while Pamela went outdoors to pluck the ripe and succulent tomato for our lunch. A min later she came indoors to inform me that there was a huge bite taken out!
There was one other tomato on the vine, but it still needed another day or so to ripen. Within less than an hour, THAT one had a bite too!
Setting the scarecrow in the tomato patch didn't help!
I guess we need to go buy one of those fake owl decoys -- the one with the head that wobbles. Think it's a waste of money?
Not wanting to risk losing my peppers too, I picked them today.
Gosh, now I'm wondering if we are EVER going to have fresh tomatoes again. Our local stores have pulled them from their shelves due to the Salmonella scare. Even our local hamburger joints. I still need to repot the new tomato plant I had purchased yesterday... but what's the use if the birds are going to beat me to them?
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob Bobbin' Along...