tending my veggie garden has been a *bit* more challenging this year, and not just because of the insane heat and drastic lack of rain. i have a new kind of garden pest on my hands – this one much cuter than the aphid variety.
our newest member of the family is evidently not just a pug-beagle mix….i think he has some capuchin in there as well. that fence has kept cooper out for four years – but not lewis, our tenacious one. (although we’ve already established that coop is not the most athletic dog.)
the irresistible temptation is the frogs, who’ve been making themselves at home in the only cool/damp area in the yard. lewis is a determined hunter, and quite the skilled climber, as you can see. thankfully he’s not really digging holes (which he is good at) or eating produce (which there’s been little of); but he is trampling my poor weather-weary plants every time he goes bounding after his prey. we’ve yet to find an effective deterrent to the breaking-and-entering habit.
i’m intent on nurturing my little veggie-patch as best i can, despite parched soil, unruly growth, and a mischievous pup. any suggestions?