Monday, May 14, 2007

hear ye, hear ye....

The peas (Snowbird) have germinated with the last rainfall. The beets are up too. I noticed that one of the new pea plants was sawed off, lumberjack style. It could only mean one thing. Cutworm.

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I scratched around the base of the pea plant, and sure enough, the enemy was uncovered. I documented the damage and the perpetrator for you.

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Assuming that he was guilty as charged, I decide to give him trial by chicken. The chickens are summoned to jury duty.

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It is always fun to see which early bird will get the worm.

9 comments:

vanessa said...

talk about full circle :-)

judy said...

a yes... what goes around, comes around!

brigid said...

At last, a reason for cutworms' existence (they are really nasty!)

cyndy said...

yea, cutworms are one of those life forms at the bottom of the food chain...thank goodness for chickens!!!..they have been doing a good job on the ticks too. Most of my neighbors are complaining that it is a bad year for ticks...but our chickens took care of that problem long ago ;-)

Judy said...

You weren't happy, the pea plant wasn't happy, the caterpillar wasn't happy to get caught but I bet that chicken was very happy!

meresy_g said...

One of the unspoken pleasure of woning chickens is the perverse glee you get from feeding them garden pests. I fill mason jars with Japanese beetles and dole them out one by one, chickens nearly standing on top of one another.

meresy_g said...

I meant 'owning'

cyndy said...

oh yea, they LOVE them some Japanese Beetles...I knock them into a bucket full of water and the chickens "bob for beetles"...rather crunchy though...yuck!

gtr said...

Ha!! I'm a little behind (not the early bird) but I love the "trial by chicken"... haha!

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