The rat that ate the small gourd last week, leaving it looking like an apple core, has moved over to the next trellis. He nibbled on a number of those small round gourds then got to one of the prized large gourds. He ate a hole into the side. Bummer! Bad rat!
Ok, he's got to go. He just ate a potentially $300 gourd. Not acceptable.
This years top winner (at the local art show) was the gourd, a intricate piece featuring honu (turtles). Now how can you not like that? It was locally grown, hand carved, dyed via the Ni'ihau technique using Ka'u coffee.
Time is mother nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. And this is a tiny ad:
the permaculture bootcamp in winterhttps://permies.com/t/149839/permaculture-projects/permaculture-bootcamp-winter