Dawn to Dusk


Carrot culling calms (this report includes pictures some viewers may find disturbing)

Posted in Veggie Tales by acuthbert on August 26, 2006

The plot that could have been...Their only defence.Well, it seems like the carrot eating seems to dwindelling off. While there doesn’t appear to be any more carrots disappearing, I’ve taken a photo so that I can checkup on a week by week basis. Strangely the larger carrots are untouched. Perhaps they intimidate the beast – or maybe the beast is small and can’t reach them. Or perhaps it only likes young tender shoots. All of this points to a smallish creature. Whatever it is, this savage beast must be stopped from it’s unrelenting prey over defensless flora….

Beheaded carrots

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Looks like the carrots are next

Posted in Veggie Tales by acuthbert on August 20, 2006

After the failed mission to save our lettuces from the mysterious night creature it seems our carrots are next on the menu. I’ve had to restore the netting although getting decent coverage, pinning down all edges tight and giving the carrots room to grow is quite a challenge.

On inspection this morning I think the foe was kept at bay, although I did feel a strange sense of paranoia creeping over me. Were there not carrots in this space before?

I’ve strengthened my resolve now to build a good chicken wire cage for the veggies for next year. Something strong, heavy yet easy to remove.

Interestingly the spring onions and beetroot have not been touched. Maybe they’re dessert.