A Short Story and a Moral about Strawberries
Once there was a princess who tried to grow some strawberries in the strawberry patch. But alas, her prince bought some cows and forgot that the strawberries were planted in the field. The cows trampled the strawberry plants. So, the princess planted more strawberry plants in a large wooden planter right outside the palace gate. But, alas, a hoard of hungry squirrels ate every strawberry before the princess could taste even one strawberry. Then, much snow fell in the kingdom. The strawberry patch was covered with leaves and snow for many months. One day, the princess noticed some green leaves peeking out from beneath the snow and dry leaves. She carefully parted the way, and saw that her strawberry patch plants were happily coming back to life! Oh, great rejoicing, song and merriment filled the kingdom. One day, the princess noticed a mere hint of redness beginning to occur in one of the berries. She guarded it day and night, hoping to thwart any attacks from the rogue squirrel patrols. And one day the berry was ready. More of the berries were beginning to ripen also. The princess could wait no longer. She picked the first strawberry from her own garden! And she ate it. Life is short and squirrels are everywhere. Eat the Berries.
How Are Things in Your Strawberry Patch?
I shared this story on Social Media and readers seemed to really enjoy it. So, I thought I would share it here, also. Don’t want anyone to be left out of the fun, after all.
How are you doing in your gardens this year. Are squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and deer eating more produce than you? Have you found an ingenious way to naturally keep garden pests from eating your fruits and vegetables? Please share the ideas! I would love to hear about it.