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And this is the reason that I had to replant lettuce, radishes and chard three times.

TEN more hungry mouths in MY garden.

This spring, birds of all description were eating my new lettuce despite my best efforts to net the seeds and seedlings. I thought the worst of the spring feeding frenzy was over and I was actually getting radishes, lettuce, arugula, strawberries and such from the garden.

That is until two days ago. We found a nest with ten eggs right under my artichokes plants. You can't see the nest when the quail is sitting on them...and I kind of feel badly for watering the eggs pretty much daily until now. Then again, I'm not exactly thrilled about the fact that there will be ten baby quail eating every green thing in sight in the garden. We'll have to see how this develops.


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