- Dec 13, 2018
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- Greensboro, NC (7b)
The crazy thing is this: behind my house is the maintenance area to the golf course, and then the golf course itself. Asphalt parking lot, four or five buildings, cars and trucks in and out starting at 6am every day. There's only maybe 20-30 feet of trees and brush between my the fenceline near the back of my property and the asphalt parking lot of that area. The groundhogs made their den in that little space. It really seems like a fluke that they found their way there, and I'm hopeful that because it's such a small and undesirable area--in a part of town where there ARE plenty of much larger wooded/undeveloped areas for them to enjoy--there won't be another family of 'em moving in there. And again, the fact that my neighbor and I both now have young dogs roaming the adjacent fenced yards frequently should help discourage any others. It was AWFUL. They destroyed nearly all of my sunflowers in 2020, and ate much of my zucchini and squash plants' leaves even before the squash vine borers could come and finish the job.SIX ground hogs in a small lot in a neighborhood? P have no experience with ground hogs and they sound like something that I am not missing out on. Wow, that's a LOT of ground hogs.
How thoughtful to make such lovely flower arrangements for your wife. They are beautiful.
It is heart warming to watch your own children sharing and teaching their own garden lore to another child. That shows that you are doing something right. We took our two little granddaughters (ages 4 and 6) strawberry picking last weekend. Like dummies, we picked 25 pounds and had a lot of washing, hulling, cutting and freezing to do. But I am sure that we'll forget all of that when we eat them. Plus we gorged on strawberries for several days and sent two 1 gallon bags home with the girls.
I really don’t get it. There are SOOOOOO many better-protected places for them in our general area besides the narrow strip of wooded land on the other side of our fence. Makes me wonder if they’re just vastly overpopulated in our vicinity due to lack of predators or something like that. Also weird that there’s no sign of any adult groundhogs in the area. (I mean, other than the existence of at least three juveniles…)You have Ground Hog Grand Central Station going on in your back yard! Crazy!