Thursday, July 7, 2011

Something's eating my onions...

Something is eating the tops off my onions. I've lost about 5' on two different rows. I bent some scrap fencing to make a row cover. Came out to find another couple feet chewed down. Grrrr. Must be either rabbits or the "mythical" mountain beaver. I say mythical, as I haven't seen one yet. LJ has seen them several times. He says, "They only show themselves if you TRULY believe." lol. Anyhoo, added some extra barriers today. Stupid animals.

Had to re-clip the wings of the Rio and Palm turkeys today. Came home to both of them on top of the chicken run. Would have been pretty entertaining to anyone watching, as I biffed it twice trying to catch those stupid birds. Those little turkeys are hard to catch. The broad breasted whites and bronze come running TO me when I go out to the turkey pen, and they beg for grass. The little ones though... they are going to be extra tasty, flavored with "can't wait until we process them." lol.

I've got the next 5 days off between weekend and vacation days, and I'm looking forward to a fantastic visit with my mom. I have a birthday present for her... An early printing (not first edition, alas) hardback copy of Clan of the Cave Bear, inscribed to my mom for her birthday by Jean Auel. I think this is going to be one of those presents that make Mom tear up. I've only achieved that once before. Sign of the perfect gift. :)

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!


Paula said...

I hope you do to, and I hope your visit is great.
Good luck with the onions! Something nibbles on my shallots, but I think that's slugs because it's only a little bit.

LindaG said...

Enjoy your holiday and have a safe trip.
Good luck protecting the onions!

Lana from Farm Life Lessons said...

You are a great daughter! And I'd love to see a drawing of that mythical mountain beaver. That's got to be interesting. I wonder what is really eating the tops of the onions, my first thought was also rabbits. Have a great time with your mom!

Lindsey said...

Mythical Mountain Beaver. That's rad.

I have to clip my chicken's wings because they keep flying into the neighbors yard and she is patient but not that patient.

I have never had chickens before who are in such love with flight. Annoying.

Brittany said...

You should get a big fishing net for catching those turkeys! It is how we catch our ducks :-) Get one large enough to "grow" with them :-)