We have a lovely bunch of coconuts.
Until this year, they were reachable from our tallest step-ladder. Whenever the mowboys came, one of them would harvest a dozen or so and we would all enjoy a refreshing Pipa. The would hack off the top of the coconut and carve a hole so we could drink the water. Good for what ails ya lots of people told us.
I like it. Nancy not so much.
Then the tree grew taller and the coconuts were out of reach. So imagine my surprise when one day a nut was on the ground with the top gnawed off and all the meat was picked clean.
Squirrels like coconut.
About six coconuts (out of thirty) had been eaten. I was gonna just let ’em have them all when Nancy reminded me that
I. HATE. SQUIRRELS.
Mario, Boss of the Mowboys, said that many people put acrylic around the tree to keep the squirrels from feasting. So after one of mowboys climbed the tree and got some fresh coconuts for them and us, I went to work.
Squirrel blocking tree skirt made from unused dog cones.
And now for your listening pleasure… Coconut Tree, featuring Nicole Scherzinger. Much better than I’ve Got A Loverly Bunch of Coconuts, fer shure.