Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Update: Woodchuck

Remember that cute little woodchuck that I spent all afternoon taking pictures of, admiring, wishing I could hug and snuggle? It's now the enemy! I lost a crop of butternut squash last year to an unknown creature of the wild.....guess who? He's a sneaky little bugger too! He digs right under my vegetable garden fence and sneaks his way under the gate. Strange enough, he is eating my dahlia leaves, must be because the squash isn't ready for pickin' yet. Now I know why people call Matt to catch these cute little things, they are buttheads! Don't get me wrong, I don't want it dead or anything and I'd love for us to be able to live peacefully in the same yard. He is more than welcome to the shed for a roof over his head, but when he starts messing with my hard earned crops, we got trouble buster! Why do I suddenly picture myself in true Bill Murray form trying to rid the gofer in CaddyShack? I might dress in all black waving a flashlight trying to catch the little bugger myself some night! I will try the nice thing 1st and that is safeguarding the garden a bit better, but if that doesn't work Gofer, it's curtains for you!!!

1 comment:

sara said...

Didn't the master a.k.a matt spend an hour last week setting a trap??? Are his skills slipping?