Tag Archives: rodents

Critter Report

I’ve seen an adolescent coyote several times in recent weeks. Always early in the morning, 5:30 to 7:00 AM. He moves across the fields at a trot, sniffing the air, pausing occasionally to listen and look around. Hunting for breakfast … Continue reading

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“Liz, get the¬†gun!”

That’s what I wanted to yell to farm intern, Liz Green, today when I saw the woodchuck at the far end of the field feasting on newly planted lettuce. We don’t have a gun, and it’d probably be illegal to … Continue reading

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Gotcha!

I know it’s not at all befitting for a farmer to be squeamish, but I am. At least when it comes to dead rodents. My dear husband joined me for “rodent patrol” in the hoop house Sunday morning. His job … Continue reading

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Thief!

A four-legged, beady-eyed, hungry, seed thief greeted me this afternoon as I was checking the newly potted-up tomatoes. It was a field mouse on top of a bench in the hoop house, a bench four foot off the ground! He … Continue reading

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