You know, if its not one thing…it’s another. Our garden is constantly under siege. It is protected adequately against deer, elk and rabbits. Today I went out to pick some kale for dinner. There, in all it’s glory is a caterpillar, just one caterpillar. My mind first travels to the cute little caterpillar songs I listen to with our granddaughter. They’re not so bad, in fact they’re interesting, even kind of cute. Then I notice how much damage one evil little caterpillar can do to the only really successful crop currently growing in the food garden. The very same food garden that was that going to launch us toward self sufficiency, well maybe not this year.
I immediately dispatched that caterpillar and looked for evidence of it’s friends and family. I didn’t find anything, but I will be keeping a watchful eye. The bad leaf isn’t a total loss. It was a treat that delighted the chickens. Caterpillars be warned! I’m looking for you.
Caterpillar update: I went out again to pick kale. Eagle eyed and looking for the furry predators. OMG, I found 3 more. All different kinds colors and sizes. The war is on!