Squirrels are relentless at this time of year as they prepare for the long, cold, and fruitless winter. Which means our poor old Jack feel victim to their nibbles. For a quick fix, we simply rotated the pumpkin 180-degrees and carved a quick new face on the back of the pumpkin. But to protect next year's decorations, it turns out vinegar once again is to the rescue.
The common household fix-all can be used to clean windows, repel ants, and disinfect surfaces. But it turns out that squirrels hate its scent and will stay away from pumpkins if you sprinkle a little around them. So, next year we'll be armed and can proudly display the face it took us hours to carve instead of the one thrown together in a couple of seconds as the kiddos came bounding down the walk.
Have you ever had a Jack-O-Lantern foiled by squirrels? Did you come up with any other solutions?