I love ants. They work so hard. They cooperate. They share.
I have some in my garden in a spot of light sandy soil. They were harmless until my last cultivation proved too effective. Denied natural food in the weeds, they devoured my best pumpkin… Sigh. I guess I will have to sacrifice the pumpkin to appease them. I don’t want them going after my peppers.
Next year the garden will be relocated to a region of the yard with fewer ants. The deck/patio will go where the garden is now.