Filed under: bees, farm, gardening | Tags: ants, bees, chipmunks, strawberries
Trying to do the garden farming thing and you often realize just what an epic struggle you’re engaged in. It’s life and death out there. Last year’s blight was a good reminder of how tough it is, and how strong mother nature is.
So, this morning I go out to my early morning watering and am struck by the pests and predators we’re currently battling.
First of all, I’ve been waiting for a year now to have some strawberries. Patiently waiting, hoping for a nice strawberry. Sigh. We’re nearly there. Plants are big and loaded with berries.
Apparently we’re not the only ones waiting for a treat. Sheesh. Damn chippies. We’ve also lost some to botrytis (moldy berries), and some ends have been eaten by some kind of insect. ARGH. There go my dreams of at least having enough to make one dessert!
And then I decided to check in on the bees. I opened up Louis and ACK!! SCARY!!!
Sigh. Guess we’ll have to look up ant control for beehives.
I took the lid away and hosed it down, but i’m sure there are many many others lurking!
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