Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Problem

so, we have a problem: critters are eating my apricots. The very same apricots that I plan on turning into delicious jam in a few scant weeks. The ground is littered with partially eaten fruit. Normally, I wouldn't have an issue with this. You know: one for the blackbird, one for the crow, one for the cutworm and one to grow. However, I was home sick today and I had a chance to see first hand the rate at which my precious apricots are being devoured. I had some very choice words for some birds today and I may have hurled a few (ok, a lot) of semi-demolished apricots at the avian pirates. I need those apricots. Yes, I'm counting my chickens before they hatch. It wouldn't be so bad if they ate the entire fruit but no, they eat maybe a quarter of it before it falls to the ground, discarded. Oh, the injustice. I'm usually not one to take the side of those farmers that rely on throughly dousing their crops in pesticides, but MAN, I feel their pain and I can understand their reasoning. I just gotta keep telling myself: Organic is good! (and a freakin pain in the neck).