Noooooooooooo!

03 June, 2014

As of Sunday, I had four Pink Lady apples left on my step-over apples.

This is all that was left this morning.


The other three are nowhere to be found.

Thank goodness I had already netted the Sundowner and Lady Williams apples, just in case.

It's not fair. I was really looking forward to those Pink Lady's. They are such a nice apple.

I did eat the non-pecked side of the pictured apple, though. I refuse to let it go to waste.

Bastard birds! 

16 comments:

  1. How sad. I lost about half my apples last year to the squirrels. Then I finally netted them. And Pink Ladys are very delicious apples.

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    1. How cruel. At least they only got half.
      Pink Lady's are one of my favourites.

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  2. I feel your pain. Damn wildlife never put the effort in but happy to take take take. Thankfully you netted the rest

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    1. So true. I wouldn't mind so much if they also did some of the planting, mulching and weeding.
      I am ever grateful I did net the others. I will learn for next year too - early netting is key!

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  3. I know how you feel. I bought some apple pouches from Green Harvest which worked well. Might work for you as you have a small number of apples on each tree to deal with. The post showing them is here:

    http://foodnstuff.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/whats-happening/

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    1. Ah, very good. I shall look into them.
      Cheers!

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  4. Check your neighbours' teeth. They may have bits of apple stuck in them...

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    1. I hope not. You may have turned me into a suspicious neighbour though...

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  5. Oh no! That's so sad! :(

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    1. It's a cruel world we live in, for sure.

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  6. At least they left you half. Didn't want to appear greedy, maybe they thought you wouldn't notice - particularly because they have eaten in only so far as to not let the apple fall from the tree.

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    1. I suspect they were caught in the act or threatened by one of the neighbourhood roaming cats. I doubt their leftovers were a conscious act, as the other four were completely gone!

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  7. Bugger, that looked like a tasty apple too!

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    1. The unpecked half was tasty indeed, which just made me sadder that I only got half.

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    1. Indeed! I'm still smarting at the loss.

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