|Thought this was safe in the coldframe - maybe the large, succulent|
lettuce leaves waving ripely from their pot was just too
much of a temptation.
|Radicchio centers - gone.|
|If you can bigify this, you will notice the nekkid parsley stems.|
I have noticed that the rodentia population is rampant this spring. I have gotten over the cuteness of chipmunks - all 500 of them - after they chewed down my sunflower starts for the fifth time. I am beyond over the not-so-cuteness of the ratties (see #5). I am now narrowing my sights on the dwindling cuteness of the army of rabbits that skitter across the homestead. Of course, I know that rabbits + lettuce = they win/you lose. That is why I planted my lettuce in a coldframe with 12+ inch sides. They scaled the ramparts! They also found the one little hole I missed that led them into my herb bed. Ergo - scalped parsley.
|Sunflower seedlings cut off at the seed (bigify if you dare - it's not pretty). |
However, Morning Gloriesmust not be on the
chipmunk diet - they were not touched.
It's a good thing I am a morning person. I had to squeeze in rabbit-proofing my coldframe and herb bed. Just as I was ready to pat myself on the back for winning another battle, I came across my bee balm. Something has eaten all the buds off the stems. But wait! There's more - some'one' had completely unscrewed the bottom of my hummingbird feeder. What the...?! I am thinking squirrels, as a bear would have ripped the sucker off the holder and smashed it. Uncle already!!
|For your viewing pleasure - the 6+ lb. piece (all one|
piece) of matted, felted llama fleece that came off
of the mad camel on Monday.