From Wheat to Straw
The wheat story has a sad ending. It’s all gone. Every single bit of it.
I checked on it last week and found the back half decimated. Squirrels and birds, no doubt. I’d seen them nibbling on the perimeter, but I never expected they were busy destroying what I couldn’t see.
This is what I saw when I walked out there. The entire back half was gone.
The worst part was there was nothing I could do. I was days away from going on vacation and didn’t have the tools, supplies, or time to construct a netting box. Also, the wheat was too green to harvest. It was close, but not close enough to harvest.
This is what was left when I came home from vacation.
I hope you enjoyed that wheat, you darn squirrels.
Lesson learned: put your wheat into a netting box if it’s small enough. If it’s not, well, got any suggestions?