I noticed that the lettuce was looking especially beautiful…salad for dinner tonight..yum. There were some heads under the cucumber trellis.
And more in the long bed in front of the carrots and celery. I planned to take a little bit from each of the heads, leaving enough so it would keep growing. I would harvest it right before dinner. Or so I had planned.
But things do not always go exactly as planned. After Fergus and I got home from our walk we went inside. I chatted with Bill for a bit and as we were talking I looked out the window… and this is what I saw.
Beautiful as she is, this is NOT a good thing. Bears have long memories. They will return again to any place where they have found food. I do not really want her returning to my garden! I thought the deer were a problem last year, but this is worse.
No. She was picking up her three little cubs who were playing there! Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of them in the hammock.
She collected them…and off they went….
And my beautiful lettuce?
I think salad just got taken off the menu for tonight…. 😢