The copper kettle was ransacked by what I am guessing was an overeager squirrel. I planted the empty kettle with several pansies to add a little spring color to the plot. I returned a few days later to find most on the pansies on the garden floor or resting on top of the container’s soil. I have a sneaking suspicion that squirrels were rooting around the freshly turned soil looking for bulbs.
No big hurt. What is interesting is they never bother the main summer planting. It’s a mystery! Here’s the kettle in its summer glory.