Really, if he were any cuter, I'd be tempted to give him a name and put out food for him.
Oh wait...I'm already doing that.
Because he's helped himself to many tasty sprouts in the garden over the past few weeks.
We've been in and out of the picture with three-day trips.
I leave, there are bean plants. I come back, there are fewer bean plants.
(Can't you hear the First grade math book now? "Shayne had five bean plants in her garden. Mr. Bunny came and ate three bean plants. How many bean plants are left?")
Something had to be done, short of building a proper fence, which is not in the budget at this time.
Hence...the creation of my chicken wire bean towers!
We had the chicken wire and stakes in the garage.
My thought is that by the time the beans are tall enough to climb up and onto the sunflowers, they will be safe from pests.
All in all, I'm pleased with how things are going.
The potatoes are blossoming, and I have yet to see Colorado potato beetles. (*Fingers crossed*)
Elsewhere in the realm of pest control, our plants in the shadier garden are sporting a little new bling in the form of copper bracelets. Something in the copper is uncomfortable for slugs to crawl over---a chemical reaction of sorts.
Ahh...you noticed that there were no children in the garden photos?
We're in vacation mode---off for little visits with the ones we love. This past week, that took us to Rochester, where the kids were thrilled to see the Strong Children's Museum.
(I don't care how old I am, it's still fun to take your picture on the front stoop at Sesame Street!)
(Very cool fairy tale/wizarding section. Not to be missed!)
Today we're off to West Virginia---different family members, new adventures.
Hope you are enjoying all that summer has to offer.
See you when we're home. :)