To get my fellow gardeners excited about Spring, here are some photographs of the pest-resistant cage I built in my back yard. Before the cage, birds and squirrels ate all of my blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and sweet corn. Now they cling to the wire and stare longingly. I just watch and laugh. As a bonus, the cage keeps my pug out, too — she’d eat anything she could reach (which, luckily, wasn’t much).