Mice, rats, moles, voles, rabbits. Nibbling, gnawing destroyers. This winter was a good one for them. When the snow piles up, they are able to reach places they otherwise can’t. All winter long they assiduously work, and now as the snow melts it reveals the scope of their accomplishments.
Two pear trees and all our new blueberries were killed. Several other trees were damaged, but some of them might survive since the damage doesn’t fully encircle the growth layer. The rats and mice perforated the lower end of the greenhouse film and destroyed a surprisingly large section of the hens’ winter hoophouse cover.
2 thoughts on “A Good Winter for Rodents and Rabbits”
Yikes. That is a crazy picture with the pear tree! Who knew! That cat needs some buddies. Is he the only one left from last years litter?
No, there are seven or eight cats on the farm, if you count the strays that are “loosely affiliated” with us.