I know this probably looks somewhat strange to you, because the first couple of days it looked eerie and ghostly even, to me. Especially, near dusk when I'd look out the window of my kitchen...eyes squinted, thinking, 'what is that?'...
Oh yeah, it's our fruit trees! Yes, we "bagged 'em!"
We HAD TO, the 'hoppers were eating them. I want them to make it thru the first year, for crying out loud. Some got eaten and the hoppers left them alone and moved on to greener... FOOD! Soon, those little trees began putting out new leaves--to my shock and excitement.
That's when I got the idea to cover them.
Two years ago, I bought 27 yards of tull at Walmart in the mark down bin-- for about 1 buck a yard; I thought it was worth it. I covered one of my garden boxes that summer with it and it worked pretty well. It wasn't attractive; but it worked.
So this year, I used what I had left and covered my young fruit trees. So far so good!
We are on the defense and by next year--hope to be on the offense-- last Sunday we purchased these little creatures.
KEETS! Guinea youngins'
I hope that they are that quick when it comes to getting rid of grasshoppers. They'll be big enough in about 5-6 more weeks, then, I can let them out to start eating bugs.
Not for sure if we'll have 'hoppers then, although, I don't know why not-- at this rate, I don't think they're ever going to leave!
They're awful little creatures, grasshoppers!
The only one that likes them is Buster---
my other grasshopper defense.
YES! he is a 'hopper eater!
(and) Let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~Galatians 6:9