"The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves." - Bill Mollison

Monday, May 4, 2009

Forced to Operate

We do not normally have any issues with wireworms, the larvae of a click beetle, attacking our crops but I did find these fellows enjoying one of my onions.

The onion was leftover from last year, at fall harvest I often leave the smaller onions in the ground so that they can be used as early spring greens. I was transplanting this one to another location and noticed it had been violated by wireworms.


I was forced to operate.


The onion pulled through but the wireworm's fate was not at all pleasant.

2 comments:

Silke said...

Happy chickens... :) Silke

Mr. H said...

Silke,

Happy indeed, especially since they get to live so close to the gardens.

Mike

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