Monthly Archives: August 2014

Success so far

We’ve had our aerial defense perimeter netting up for a week now and it actually seems to be working!  Here are the results:

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Raccoon palisade: Over the Top

After the most recent attack on our tomato patch (likely by one small animal) the Queen of Cuisine has added a new layer to our aerial defence perimeter–black nylon netting that was once the protective screen around our kids’ trampoline.  … Continue reading

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New Raccoon Palisade Air Defences

Last night a raccoon penetrated our defences.  It took a small bite out of a ripening Arkansas Marvel and knocked a Green Cherokee off its plant.  We think juveniles are small enough to clamber up our chicken wire and drop … Continue reading

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Another Incursion and Extension of the Raccoon Palisade

The night after my last posting our raccoons made an aerial incursion (over the top of the chicken wire and through the confounding string) into our tomato patch.  There were casualties–the ripe and near-ripe tomatoes from all varieties.  In response, … Continue reading

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Raccoon Palisade: Late Developments

Spurred to action by the loss of a ripe Tennessee Green, the Queen of Cuisine has installed j-shaped ground staples to anchor the inferior perimeter of the chicken wire to the ground.  She reinforced this defence with another string and … Continue reading

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Critters Defy Palisade

A raccoon or raccoons somehow made it into our tomato patch ,pulled a ripe Tennessee Green out of the middle of a plant and ate half of it.  Preliminary investigation suggests that the perpetrator or perpetrators made its or their … Continue reading

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Raccoon Palisade, Night 2

With the caveat that none of our tomatoes is ripe at the moment, Her Majesty’s raccoon palisade showed no signs of critter intrusion this morning.  More news as it breaks.

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