By Jill Henderson – - Show Me Oz
We humans are not alone in our affection for the garden. Whether we like it or not, there are many creatures that enjoy our bounty as well as we do and keeping the critters at bay is about as much work for the gardener as the growing of the garden itself. With so much time and effort put into growing a garden, it is incredibly hard not to fly into a tizzy when evidence of foul play is found. Over the years we have had our share of wild things enjoying our garden produce and understand the feelings of loss and frustration that come from seeing something you have worked so hard for, trampled to the ground, half eaten or just plain disappeared. In that moment of horror it is hard to be understanding, much less compassionate. Yet, through our many years of growing organically, we have found many ways to make room for everyone. Read the entire article at my blog, Show Me Oz...
Jill Henderson is an artist, author and naturalist with a passion for wild edible and medicinal plants, organic gardening, seed saving and sustainable agriculture. She currently authors and edits Show Me Oz: The Very Best of the Ozarks at http://showmeoz.wordpress.com
She has written three books: The Healing Power of Kitchen Herbs, The Garden Seed Saving Guide and A Journey of Seasons. Available in print and ebook at ShowMeOz.wordpress.com
"From nature walks to green businesses and from recreation to education - there is no place like our Ozarks home."