...but she doesn't advise placing any bets on that just yet. Here is my two-part plan for foiling the hose-eating squirrels this growing season.
Part A: I had my new pal, "Johnny on the Spot," put a faucet in next to the vegetable bed so I could run a short length of water hose to the soaker:
Then I covered the entire length of the water hose with poultry mesh:
Part B: I'm storing the other water hoses in metal trash cans when not they are not in use, and using quick-connect adaptors to attach them to the faucets when I need them.
Let the games begin.