Saturday, 29 May 2010

Two Gruesome Discoveries

While digging a particularly overgrown part of the pumpkin patch during the week, Eddie found another wasp nest, this time complete with wriggling squirming larvae inside!

Eeeew, they made my skin crawl!

And I came across this lying casually in the middle of the raspberry patch:

It is furry and it has claws. It's four or five centimetres long. No blood to be seen. A rabbit foot perhaps? I am sure there are no rabbits on our site - we'd know by the widespread destruction, surely! Did someone just drop their lucky charm? Right in the middle of our raspberry patch?? The mind boggles...

Also thought I'd quickly point you in the direction of this BBC news article (NOT a gruesome discovery!), which reports on how Brits are growing more and more veg over flowers. In 2005, seed sales were around 60% flowers and 40% vegetables, while in 2009 sales were a massive 70% vegetables and just 30% flowers! Good stuff!

2 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

I wouldn't have thought a rabbit had claws and the claws look too blunt for a cat.

Robert said...

I get lots of wasp nests started at this time of year. A lot of them fail, but I leave them to their own devices. Of course, if you accidentally dig one up, that's the end of it anyway!

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