raccoons

Garden Update-The War Rages On

May 17, 2010
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They are trying to dig to China, my garden monsters. Every night they dig, dig, dig, tunneling under the garden beds in search of literal pay-dirt. My garden pathways, once lined with pristine pea gravel, are now a mix of dirt and gravel, messy and ripe for growing weeds. Our efforts to keep them out by […]

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Garden Update; Breaking Even with the Monsters

April 24, 2010
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In my previous post about the expense of gardening I know I said I hoped not to have too much more non-plant related expense, but alas, I spoke too soon.  The digging of the raccoons got to be detrimental to the garden. They were taking out so much soil from the bottom, the beds were […]

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Garden update; the Octopus in my Garden

May 16, 2009
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Today we finished the irrigation project. Every plant now has an ugly black rubber tube leading to a low-flow drip irrigation end. It will save water and keep me from having to lug the hose from plant to plant. But the manifolds (1 for each bed) looks like an octopus, albeit a 12 legged one, […]

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Garden Update; Still Battling the Monsters

May 4, 2009

We are still fighting the good fight against the raccoons. They tear down my fence, I repair it. I sprinkle pepper everywhere, they use it to season the onions they steal from my garden. I buy “Critter-Repellent” which contains the urine of larger predators, they reply by leaving poop in my garden pathways. Actually, to […]

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The Ongoing Saga of the Monsters in My Garden

April 18, 2009

  I have finally figured out what the “Little Monsters” are in my garden. Raccoons. The clue was the single footprint on the side wall of one of my raised beds. Well, the footprint, holes dug into the garden 8″ deep, and plant seedlings tossed about with wild abandon were all clues. Black pepper and […]

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