Sunday, July 10, 2011
Update on Groundhog War
In the state of WV, it is illegal to relocate wild life unless it's on your property. I was disappointed, but I understand. Why relocate the pest and make them a problem for somebody else. I had contacted a trapper who agreed to cage them and relocate him on his 300 acres; however, he never showed to do the job. Because we were unable to relocate on my property, I called in another trapper. He placed cages around the garden and around the storage building they had burrowed under and we waged war. I knew there was 2 babies and the mother. Research showed, the males leaves after the mother gives birth. Within 10 minutes of me leaving, one wandered into a cage in the front of the storage building. The next day the other entered a cage behind the building and the mother entered one yesterday. Hopefully, I have resolved my problem, at least for awhile. We're going to cement the openings under the storage building, so no other animals can make a home there.
Hopefully, I can get my pole beans to germinate and start climbing for mama, and I will get a great harvest. I'm praying that my cucumbers will recover. I still have lots of tomatoes producing, so it seems that I was able to resolve the problem before they did too much damage. So adorable, but truly a pain for the gardener.