|Protection for small fig trees. 11.16.14|
|Rodenticidal Creature. 11.16.14|
The plastic sheets between the trees are there to kill grass. They will remain in place until late winter / early Spring. Then I can plant borage, phacelia, hyssop, or wildflowers, for bee forage. Borage forage works especially well.
Then, I can mow up and down the sides of the fig row, instead of around each tree. Much easier.
The little cat appeared out of nowhere. I think he / she lives under the deck. Our cat disappeared a month ago, and now a new kitten has appeared. I don't believe in reincarnation - but here we are.
With so many mice and voles and baby rabbits, the little cat should have plenty of prey. I've been giving her left over food from kitty cat. She avoids me, but is letting me closer each visit.
I know cats are considered bad for wildlife, but there are so many little invasive mammals, I think it's OK to have her. In the countryside, redators are needed to keep rodent populations in check.