Wednesday, October 7, 2009


There are a few tomato plants left in the high tunnel. And those poor plants have been feeding the voles. Oooo, those are beastly creatures.

Beastly vegetarian creatures no less. And clearly, their mothers never taught them to finish their plates. It's just a little snack from here, and another from over there.....

The problem we are up against is that these rotten animals may decide to winter in the high tunnel. And that will pose big, big problems for our fledgling greens this fall and next spring.

Feeling a bit like Mr. McGregor, only my pests aren't dressed in cute little blue jackets. Beatrix Potter anyone?

1 comment:

  1. Are you familiar with the boxes Eliot Coleman uses? The traps are unbaited. The moles bump into them and are caught. They work well for me. Voles like to run against something so the boxes are against a side wall. Miserable things.