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Rats! The Rats are Back.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Farmer 1: Blackie is being so scared today.

Farmer 2: The rats ate all of our tomatoes. And now they are eating all of our potatoes and the sprouting onion greens in the back bed. They are also eating the orchid buds and other flowers.

Farmer 3: I like feeding the chickens nasturtium leaves.

Barbara: The rats attacked our large, wild potato plant. So sad. It was strong, healthy and growing daily. They broke off half of the stems and chewed out their centers. The plant is doomed.

The kids and I buried the stems of all the smaller plants–and the remaining large one. Fingers crossed that they don’t like the exposed leaves.

We were all surprised to discover that the rats like flowers as they never bothered them before. We need more traps!