|Notice vole holes top left and bottom right.|
Since my explanation post, I've been rather inundated with all kinds of comments and emails. I can imagine friends and family spending anxious hours Googling "Interventions". Well, don't get your tighty-whiteys in a knot. I may be a wing nut, but there you have it. I am too old to change - and I wouldn't anyway.
I have always been a, "If I talk the talk, I should walk the walk" kind of person. That, and I am a learning addict. There, I've said it. I will try almost anything (except elephants....) If I was a cat, I would have been long dead. I am as curious as they get - in every aspect of that word - and I am a hands-on learner. That being said, this latest addition to Sweezie's Living Library (aka Dexter) is another example of taking what is offered and seeing how I do. I eat beef. Ergo, it would make sense that I would raise beef. If I can. I am fully aware of most of my limitations. I will not risk injury or make my life a living hell just to see if I can do something. I firmly reserve the right to change my mind. I also eat pork, but would not raise a pig. Because you really have to raise two and I don't have the room or the fencing for pigs. Dexter was given to me and I will do my best to raise him well. If I can't, well then, I will make sure he goes to someone who will do as good a job as I would.
I hope that makes everyone feel better...
|This plant made me feel better|
This year I have to completely redo my herb garden. The edging boards are rotting, the fencing has been compromised by rabbits, and the voles have found it. I am going to take the whole thing apart, temporarily move my perennials, replace or replenish the soil and enlarge it. I am going to put up a sturdier fence this go-around, so that I can enjoy my parsley before the rabbits chew it to the ground. I am also thinking of adding onto it and making a medicinal herb garden as well. I might just get to sketching it out this year, but I like the idea of having useful herbs at hand.
Our forecast still calls for very chilly nights (drat), so there will be no planting yet. I just received my fingerling seed potatoes (from California - what do they know of our non-spring??), so I need to get the potato bags out and set up. Given the restraints of my garden and the fact that I can get 50# of very serviceable potatoes from a local farm for $9, I am only planting specialty types. I left my cold frame open for the rain (free water) and will plant lettuce in it this weekend. I need something green!