The Lighter Side: Unwanted houseguests: Mice and squirrels

The Lighter Side: Unwanted houseguests: Mice and squirrels

It’s that special time of year. It’s the time of year when temperatures drop and snow falls. It’s the time of year to snuggle up in front of the fireplace (if you’re lucky) with some hot tea and a good book (okay, Netflix). It’s the time of year to watch a field mouse...
Who is Eating My Garden?

Who is Eating My Garden?

You planted and cared for your garden but before you harvest the produce, someone else has been enjoying the fruits of your labor. In addition to insects, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, deer and elk find our gardens a great banquet.

Mast year

Mast year

LONGMONT – My neighborhood is filled with curious people, folks who pull out lawn chairs to watch the goings-on in my yard or devise reasons to stroll by for a closer view. I don’t blame them; things at my place are usually on the edge of chaos, what with me...
The Struggle with Squirrels is Real

The Struggle with Squirrels is Real

LONGMONT – Four years of escalating tensions with the squirrels in my garden have driven me nuts. Each year dreams of a bounty of squash, tomatoes, melons, and pumpkins are left in ruin as my plants serve as snacks for the bushy-tailed beasts. Though cute and fun to...