Gardening with Groundhogs and a Man Tag

Gardening with Groundhogs

I thought I would share a view of my garden from my backyard deck. My amazing hubby, over at CY Innovations, put up the fencing and more raised beds for me this past spring. I am growing:

  • red onions
  • sweet potatoes
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • red raspberries
  • basil
  • oregano
  • mint
  • dill
  • peppers
  • cabbages

Last year, my cabbages and tomatoes were eaten by some unknown creature. If you have a garden you know how maddening it can be to pour your time and money into a project just to have some free loader come along and eat all your hard work.
Despite installing new fences and chicken wire around the perimeter, something is still getting in and eating my cabbages. My hubby caught one groundhog in my garden already this year so I installed bird netting around the cabbages. That evil groundhog is now gnawing holes through my bird netting and demolishing my cabbages. There goes my dreams of homemade sauerkraut and dill!
What are your suggestions for keeping out unwanted creatures? I am thinking barbed wire and electricity?!
On a happier note, here is a masculine tag that I created.

Creating The Tag

For the background, I used a Christy Tomlinson Unity Stamp. I embellished the sides of the image with stamps and that is pretty much it. Simple, huh?
Happy weekend!
 



11 thoughts on “Gardening with Groundhogs and a Man Tag”

  • What a fabulous array of veggies – yum! It seems the groundhog thinks so too, I hope you can keep him away from your cabbages, I guess they must be his favourite – very naughty 😀. Your tag is very handsome, the layered background with the blue colour and stencils is beautiful, and I love the little bike too! Happy Sunday! J 😊

  • I am afraid the only way to stop the cabbage thief is to trap him and relocate him. Groundhogs are actually quite vicious and will fight a family pet as well as set up a family and bring them all to dinner as well!
    Your garden layout is beautiful! Such a cool design!
    Great tag- loving that background!

  • Your garden looks UNIQUE – I am sorry about this bad guy eating all your cabbage. I don’t grow any vegetables except of some herbs since the snails eat away the most -lol. I would nee raised beds therefore but they are to extensive to build and that one you can buy are not very pretty and much too expensive in my mind. So I just buy my veggies at the farmer’s market – the fresh cabbage right now really tastes delicious – I love to cook cabbage soup with a lot of another mixed veggies— I love this – but just I- my family doesn’t it that – too healthy!
    Your tag is so beautiful Kate!
    Happy new week! Thanks a lot for all your lovely comments on my blog!
    That’s much appreciated!
    oxo Susi

    • That is wonderful that you can get fresh veggies at the Farmers Market. Next best thing to growing your own . Yes, raised beds are a lot more complicated then just planting but thankfully I have someone who is handy around the house. I certainly am not.
      Your cabbage soup sounds delicious and something I would love. My family would also think it was too healthy. I totally understand.
      Thank you for you kind comments, Susie. Happy Monday.

  • I love the beautiful tag with the rich colours. Your raised bed is wonderful, but I’m sorry that an uninvited guest is helping himself! But it must be a sign of the quality of your plants and veggies! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  • The garden is looking great, and it sounds as though you’ll be eating well. I adore the postcard – the vivid brights of the ephemera against the chalky background… it makes me very happy!
    Alison x

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