In hindsight, perhaps a better punchline for Vachel would have been “Apparently you HAVE been here before”
Then again, that’s kinda’ a mean joke. Maybe I’d thought of it but chose this one because it isn’t simply an insult. I’ll go with that possibility.
I do adore me some strawberries. I think they were the thing I enjoyed most in our garden this year.
Of course, this strip is a larger parallel to our normal lives. Yes, the sticks may keep the groundhogs away, but not the people like me. :)
Oh, and I’m sure I read this method in some magazine or website, although I don’t recall if I tried it, if it worked, or if I even had a garden at the time. Hrm.