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OT~ There's been a Strawberry Robbery!
March 27 at 11:01 AM

My 7yo dd and I have a bucket garden. We live in apartments so we don't have our own yard, rather a shared courtyard so our garden is in buckets by the door. It may not be pretty but it's ours :-) 

We're growing strawberries, potatos, onions, bell peppers and spinach. The strawberries are Audi's babies! lol She's always checking on them, watering them,caring for them, one in particular was almost ripe. This morning she went to look at them before school and it was gone. Baby girl was crushed. Someone picked her strawberry. The one she had been checking everyday for weeks. 

I don't know what to do. It could have been anyone. We have 7 neighbors and foot trafic goes in and out. Now I'm worried that everytime the fruit is ready some idiot will pick it. I was thinking of growing them inside but the cat and dogs will either eat them or dig them up.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • rmgriffberg
    March 27 at 11:11 AM

    BUMP!

  • paganbaby
    March 27 at 11:13 AM

    Thanks :-)

    Quoting rmgriffberg:

    BUMP!


  • bluerooffarm
    March 27 at 11:32 AM

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.

  • paganbaby
    March 27 at 11:33 AM

    Perfect! That made me feel guilty just reading it,lol.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.


  • bluerooffarm
    March 27 at 11:36 AM

    I learned guilt at the apron strings of an Irish Catholic grandmom.  

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Perfect! That made me feel guilty just reading it,lol.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.


  • paganbaby
    March 27 at 11:41 AM

    No better way. I'm working on honing those skills myself.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    I learned guilt at the apron strings of an Irish Catholic grandmom.  

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Perfect! That made me feel guilty just reading it,lol.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.


  • kirbymom
    March 27 at 11:54 AM
    That is PERFECT! I love this.


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.

  • kirbymom
    March 27 at 11:57 AM
    Irish and Catholic ? That is an awesome grandmom you have! Did she have the accent too?


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    I learned guilt at the apron strings of an Irish Catholic grandmom.  

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Perfect! That made me feel guilty just reading it,lol.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.

  • bluerooffarm
    March 27 at 12:01 PM

    LOL.  Not unless she had a beer.

    Quoting kirbymom: Irish and Catholic ? That is an awesome grandmom you have! Did she have the accent too?
    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    I learned guilt at the apron strings of an Irish Catholic grandmom.  

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Perfect! That made me feel guilty just reading it,lol.

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.


  • bluerooffarm
    March 27 at 12:02 PM

    Thanks.  :-)

    Quoting kirbymom: That is PERFECT! I love this.
    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    How about a sign...... These strawberries are being lovingly tended by a small child.  Please restrain yourself so that this small child can taste the literal fruits of her labors.  Signed a loving and heartbroken mama.


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