Friday, September 9, 2011


Some folks have rabbits or deer or aphids or potato beetles making a mess in the garden, eating everything in sight, marring beautiful fruit and killing foliage. Fortunately, we don't have any of those garden pests this year.

Unfortunately, I have a much more elusive pest. And being that our garden is organic, it's considerably more difficult to keep this pest at bay.

The other challenge that I have to consider is that this little pest is cute... and it's tough not to laugh when we catch her taking a bite of a juicy red tomato or popping a ripe raspberry into her mouth regardless of the dirt or bugs that may be on it.

Wash any of these items, and serve them up on a plate at meal time and she'll surely turn up her nose... So in an effort to get some fruit into Ellie's system, I'll most likely continue to look the other way (and giggle) as our little garden pest continues to reek havoc in the garden.

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