Friday, June 25, 2010

Woodchuck Visits the Garden

A cute little baby woodchuck made his way into my garden and thought that it was just a real nifty all-you-can-eat buffet. The lettuce--gone. The rudbeckia and about half of the liatrus--gone. The one little pepper already in progress--bitten into and spit out. How rude.
Mike put an empty coffee can in the garden and shot at it with a B-B gun in an effort to scare the critter away but that had only limited effect. I went to the garden center and bought a spray that is supposed to taste nasty. It cost around twelve dollars and the ingredients list included herbs, spices, and oils. I suppose I could have made it myself. Mike said it sounded like something I would eat for supper (not being receptive to my vegetarian efforts). I also bought some coyote urine. Would you believe that cost nearly $18?
If I actually harvest a tomato out of that garden it will have cost me about a hundred bucks. I'm thinking the farmers' market is the way to go in the future.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, I'm a big believer in farmers markets. You could still garden though. Chipmunks, rabbits, and other cute animals need to eat too. They would love you.

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  2. Careful of that woodchuck. Remember, he has a momma and siblings. They build elaborate tunnels under objects like your home that can actually weaken the foundation. If you have a basement, you are OK.
    I would Havaheart trap him and take him for a long ride in the county or if your foundation is secure, just enjoy the show and check out that Farmers Market.

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  3. Coyote urine must cost that much because of what one must do to make a coyote pee.

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  4. marciamayo: Too funny. I was trying to come up with something funny about the coyote pee, too, but you win.

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