The antics of Tiny Twinkle Toes
cheered me up. Went down the field yesterday and found a full grown Partridge savaging through the netting on my Brussel Sprouts. It had forced the netting cloches over my Spring Cabbage plants and eaten them. I forget how much these protective measures cost but we never had to buy them years ago. Winter Brassicas and Spring Cabbage grew on our plots to pick every week, all through the miserable weeks of the year.
Resolved not to grow them next year, just grow summer crops. Seems these large birds are becoming more of a menace every year that goes by. Nothing stops them.
I dug the rest of my Brussels plants up , brought them home and stood them in buckets.
I am going again today, to fix lengths of baling string across the tops of the netting on canes to try and keep them off my White Sprouters.
It is said Partridges stay mostly on the ground, but this one had flown over 6 foot fencing.
- 12 Jan, 2013
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