My Lovely Hubby ... she says, between tightly clenched teeth .... picked these for me the other day. I had been purposefully ignoring the not so little blighters on the plants at the top of the Veggie Patch for a few days, hoping they would maybe vanish or be eaten by squirrels ... but no such luck!!
So I had nothing left to do but set too and start to deal with them.
I bought myself a little slicing gadget, not the best available but all I could get my hands on at short notice. Lakeland do a better, slightly easier to use one but I didn't have time to wait for delivery with all the beans glaring at me from the bench outside the conservatory silently yelling at me every time I passed 'Deal with us, deal with us NOW!!'
So a bit later the very best of them had been washed, topped, tailed and sliced ...
... spun to get all excess water out and they now reside on open trays in the freezer where I hope they are freezing their jolly green butts off.
The rest, the bigger more bean filled ones, are in baskets and after a day spent sunbathing still on their bench, are going to go into the shed to dry out to give us dried beans for Winter use or seeds for planting next year if they don't get eaten .... or if I leave the door open maybe the squirrels will come and steal them.
Anyone know how to train a squirrel?
(I Googled it and got THE most random set of images.)