I’ve noticed some of the leaves of our strawberries have had their edges nibbled, and last night I met the culprit. I was working in the barn just before dark yesterday when I noticed one of the young porcupines (one of this year’s babies) in the field eating clover. I watched him for a few moments, then went back to work. A bit later I watched him waddle to the edge of the field, then step up on to the edge of our raised strawberry bed and be begin to nibble on the strawberry leaves. I walked over to him until I was just a few feet away. He could clearly see me, but has spent so much time hanging around our place that he’s used to me and wasn’t frightened. I told him to feel free to eat the clover, but to stay away from the strawberries or next time I’d get him with a bucket of water.
Today I’ll be putting some of our crafts on display at the Wolfeboro Farmer’s Market from 12:30-1:45. If you’re in the area, want to get some fresh, locally-grown food, and want to see handmade packbaskets, toboggans, birch bark baskets, braintanned buckskin, canoe paddles, and more, come see us.