It’s a good thing I took a picture of that giant fig yesterday because I went out this morning to see if it was ripe enough to pick. Gone! A critter got in there last night and ate about 2/3 of every fig that was even halfway ripe. I’ve declared war on critters. I’m setting up trail cams to see what it is and traps to catch it if it’s a critter and not birds. Usually birds peck holes in a few figs but something ate every one of them that was showing signs of being ripe.
They did the same thing to the peaches. We think it was a critter that climbed up the tree because there were some broken branches. Last year we put temporary fences around the trees in the yard to keep the deer out but never got around to it this year.
There are still plenty of green figs on the tree and if we can control the critters, I’ll still get plenty but dang it . . they got that big one that I really wanted!
Like I said .. never count your chickens til they hatch. Until it’s ripe and I’ve picked it, I guess it’s fair game for anything and anyone who gets there first.