The squirrels made it into the corn. Anything close to ripe has been eaten. There are corn cobs strewn across the ground.
Consequently, the boys are now building a metal structure around the corn. Something that will hopefully keep the squirrels out. I sure hope so. We lost last years’ crop of corn to squirrels, I would like to get some this year. And the corn is growing, and it is starting to ripen. So I’m sure the squirrels are hiding out holding their stuffed bellies. I hope they get belly aches.
In response to these little nasty critters, the boys are building a metal cage around the corn. The cage is about 8 feet tall and covers the entire bed. They said they’ll put in a door so we can get in and pick the corn. I sure hope so. But we still still have something of a problem – can those nasties get under the cage? Can they dig their way under the bottom? That remains to be seen.
One other problem. The watermelons and cantaloupes are getting real cozy with the tomatoes. Yes, there is a walkway between them, but both sides are growing and reaching out towards the other bed. Right now you cannot walk between the tomato bed and the melons. I think they have already intertwined. Oh well. Pictures of these will have to be taken later – its raining again.