Monday, May 23, 2011

Trapping greens

When Deidra's parents were here, one of the many things they accomplished was the building of these 4'x12' vegetable traps in our backyard.

With retractable lids covered with chicken wire, the traps are specifically designed to only trap live produce, while allowing birds and animals to escape safely and humanely. (The construction design was inspired by dolphin-safe tuna nets.)

As you can see, we've already captured some lettuce, carrots, spinach, radishes, onion, peas, and peppers so far. We have also put in some bait that will hopefully attract some cucumbers and squash. And no squirrels, rabbits, possums, chipmunks, or birds have been harmed in the process.

Monday, May 09, 2011

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