Well, mom has really gone all out in full battle mode. You know she got the owl, 6 whirly thingabobs, one live trap, 2 big spring traps, (& locked us in the house, thinkin' those things would work better w/out us). Well that didn't work. She sent dad to the store for more traps, critter repellant, & she spent all morning doin' research on how to best defend her garden. Now...in addition to the above, we have 6 lil' snap traps, 1 big glue trap, & 2 lil' glue traps, critter repellant granules & a partridge in a pear tree...no, really still only that owl on a stick. On top of all that, she covered the garden & all the tomatoe plants w/ lil' cotton balls soaked in peppermint. She don't even care that her nice green garden kinda looks like a carnival w/ lil' snow balls. It sure smells good!
She did have one lil' snaffu....Lexie thought those lil' cotton balls were a mistake, they didn't belong on those t'mater plants....so, she was followin' behind mom..takin' 'em off.
Oh...an' the most important thing...she conceded that AHS was still the best weapon at her disposal, & we have full access 24/7!
This morning, she could hardly wait to check the garden. We went out w/her for a full inspection. One of the traps was sprung...but no varmit. Two of the glue traps were totally gone, but she found them in what was left of the cannas (she cleared a bunch out, so nothin' could hide in 'em). They were stuck together, but no critter. The live trap was still baited & set..as were all the others. Mr Owl had nothin' to say, he's still just sittin' on his stick wobblin' his head. The cotton balls were still in place...but two t'maters had been chomped on. Less damage than anytime before....of course, Lexie & I are taking credit for this developement. Sorry about the two t'maters, but we do have to sleep some. Mom's still not happy...but she's not givin'up.. & neither are we! AHS is on duty...& those varmits are on notice...we will hunt you down!