Sheila’s Most Wanted
July 13, 2012
We are inundated with small mammals this year. My guess is that the mild winter did not kill off the less hardy of the populations. They are just chewing through the plastic deer netting surrounding the greenhouse and have eaten almost everything this Spring and Summer, leaving only the onions, shallots, garlic, potatoes, herbs and Swiss chard.
The capture count stands at 7 ground hogs, 5 raccoons, 3 possums and 1 large rabbit. There is at least 1 more medium-sized ground hog out there – Lewis says there are hundreds, but I will remain optimistically naive and plant some late tomatoes. Oh, and I’ll be praying for rain.