I am a very unhappy gardener this morning. I looked out the window at the snowfall. Not much is accumulating. But when I looked out my office window to my gooseberries in the front yard, I saw this.
That is a raccoon print. I've yet to ever have a raccoon in my garden before. Groundhogs yes. Raccoons no. I think he has taken up residence under my neighbor's dilapidated garage in his back yard. This year the plan is to grow a lot of sweet corn. 88 plants to be exact. Raccoons so love sweet corn. And keeping them out of the garden is impossible. I can only pray. I do have plans for squash under the sweet corn. Supposedly raccoons don't like the prickles of the squash plants. Somehow I don't think that will be enough to keep them from the banquet.