Pumpkins, Carrots, Turnips & Bison
Today I spent a lot of time in the garden. I tore out an area next to the pumpkins that had a couple of sickly zucchini plants and weeds. After cleaning it out I planted carrots. In a similar fit of activity I pulled out the remaining turnips – maybe 20 or so – and planted a fall crop of turnips.
Animals have chewed my pumpkins.
They've even chewed my funny-looking one.
The pumpkins continue to grow but word is getting around the animal world that pumpkin is pretty tasty. Does anyone have any idea how to protect pumpkins from the squirrels/rabbits/raccoons/birds that are sampling them? Do I use chicken wire?
I’d love to hear some ideas.
Katie asked if we could take a trip to Fermi Lab in Batavia where there is a great hike through a large meadow of grasses and wildflowers and woods. What she really wanted to see was the Bison herd.
It was a great way to wrap up the day.
Katie with wildflowers in the woods at Fermi Labs.
Katie photographing bison.