Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures

Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures - learning about gardening up north.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Garden Disaster... it happened again.

 Sometime while we slept last Thursday night and again on Friday night the local moose paid us a visit. It has happens every summer. We were not able to catch the thief in the act. I believe they are passing along the knowledge from cow to calf and each new generation returns to the same locations annually. The only answer is a stout log fence topped with electric wire. I chose a greenhouse instead and put off the fence.  We really could not afford both at the same time. What can I say... that's a choice I made and I understood the risk. They didn't quite get everything - broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kohlrabi are pretty much gone and the snap peas took a hit too. I am afraid they will be back. We will still keep watching - but you can't stand guard 24 hours. The fence is still  #1 on our to-do list and hopefully this won't happen again next year. We still have strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, eggplants, peppers, beets, green beans, some peas and greenhouse tomatoes doing fine. They usually take their favorite plants first - and then work their way through the less desirable ones over time. We shall see. We have learned to accept these magnificent creatures as our neighbors. That's just part of life in the Last Frontier.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I'm so sorry! Unfortunately, a fence is a necessity around here. The Mat-Su has one of the largest Moose populations in the world!