Saturday September 12
I had not expected to visit the garden today – but some of the people at the out of town gathering that I was attending wanted to drive in and see it. We noticed that a squirrel had taken a bite out of one of the new children! It really is a bit much to have gone through all of this labour and worry to have these (fairly) splendid products of eden made much less splendid because a squirrel wants to sample a bite – even though he (or she) already knows there are better things to eat than squash. Fortunately Louise found a hole at the back corner of the garden that looked squirrel sized. Once again
my trusty shoelaces were put into service with, because the gallery was open, a good staple gun.