Wednesday, September 26, 2007

of mice and parsnips

My parsnip harvest was a bit of a disappointment. It was really difficult to get them to grow to start off with, so I was pleased when they finally took off. But when it came time to pull them out of the ground, all that was left were stalks. Some dirty rotten little mice had secretly devoured all the roots. This is all that was left .... and as you can see, one of them has the top chewed off.I ain't eatin' that one, so essentially all I got was one. We didn't plant many potatoes, but the same thing happened to them. My friend Audrey was dismayed when digging up her flower bulbs .... all eaten. And it seems like it's not just here. This story was on the news about a mice infestation in a food warehouse in Etobicoke (Toronto). More cats required! Get those strays off the unemployment line and put them to work.

1 comment:

My Little Corner said...

Oh no, so heartbreaking for you. It sounds like you'd need alot of cats to stop all of them vermin though.....