I know all of you have been sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for updates on “The Great Sunflower Watch”.
Well, I’m here to let you know… it’s over. Done. Kaput. History.
Remember the bear that got to my popcorn? Yeah, well apparently he likes sunflowers too. Two days before I got to the farm he struck again. Do you think he would want the plethora of tomatoes and squash that were just laying around like a giant platter waiting for him to eat his fill?
Noooooooooooooooo, not good enough for his refined palate. He’d rather smash down innocent sunflower stalks, rip the heads apart (it really wasn’t a pretty site) and snack on all those teeny tiny seeds (and left the evidence behind in big stinky mounds, if you know what I’m talking about… eww).
So out of my 100 plants I was able to salvage about 30 heads, which are now hanging inside the garage (away from the evil squirrels) until they are dry enough to shuck.
Next year I’m gonna glue Habanero peppers to the seed heads. He’ll have to eat them first if he wants my sunflower seeds. There will also be a nice surprise waiting for him coming out the other end.
If you know what I’m talking about.