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.


  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.

  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.

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

  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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