Backyard and Seedlings

Katie and I are getting (more) serious about our backyard garden this year. To help keep the plants watered, we installed a drip irrigation system last weekend. Today I pruned the berry bushes and grapevines, which hopefully will produce some fruit this year, and we are growing heirloom vegetable and herb seedlings inside under a light.

Seedlings
Seedlings
Pantano Romanesco and Principe Borghese Heirloom Tomatoes
Pantano Romanesco and Principe Borghese Heirloom Tomatoes

Oh, Rats!

We thought they were too cute to be rats.  We thought we had field mice eating from our compost pile.  We were wrong.

Yuck!

It turns out that we are feeding a growing family of rats who have taken up residence between our fence and our neighbors.  My valiant husband is on a mission to protect our home and chickens from them.  Nasty creatures…too bad they’re so cute.