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September 29, 2006


Rebecca B.

How very amazing to see the baby chipmunk! I have never seen one. Did it have any fur?


we also have lost a lot of our garden to cihumpnks and most of our green beans have fattened a already fat wood chuck but to stop growing vegetables?I love flowers growing in the yard and garden and would have more if I had more space . but really if I had more space I would grow more vegetables, that is just who we are. We love the food we grow, we rejoice when he first cucumber or zucchini is large enough to come into the house, and oh my that first corn and tomato pie of the summer some dishes are not the same without fresh from the garden ingredients.Our plan is to fight these raiders much the same way bugs are kept off plants with floating row covers only woven wire (1/2 hardware cloth) does not float like row cover does. I plan to build hardware cloth covered frames over the strawberry rows to keep the cihumpnks away from the strawberries. Similar covers may keep the wood chuck from the beans but I will have to be creative to keep him from the tomatoes.I may also have to transition to raised beds with wire bottoms as both pest can borrow up from underneath but that may not stop the chuck as I did have him in my live trap this week but he tore a hole in the cage door and escaped before I got home from work He really needs to be relocated!

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