On the bright side, none of the clothespins had been tampered with. The problem was that I had run out of foraged-from-the yard clothespins and figured I could just tuck the back in against the wall. I’m laughing at myself now as I write this. It’s as if I am new to this here gardening thing and didn’t just spend well over a decade trying to thwart the efforts of squirrels.
Tucking it in against the wall… PLEASE with that lazy, naive ridiculousness.
Lesson learned. Again. I’m now employing buffalo clips to hold down the remaining sides. Take THAT squirrels! I’m an adult human with opposable thumbs and even I have a difficult time operating buffalo clips. I’d like to see them work their way around that business.
In related (and really only interesting to me) news, I have finally unearthed my long lost stash of lettuce seeds that had been buried deep in the dusty loins of our basement since the move. Just in the nick of time! While I had begun to accumulate a new stash of seeds, I was overjoyed to find the original collection. I just counted, and there are over 60 varieties of lettuce and greens plus an additional four varieties of spinach in there. That was not a collection that I could afford to lose.