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Friday, June 14, 2019 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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We are losing the battle with the critters. State fair and orange giants are almost gone. All of the big pumpkins have been chewed, only the Caspers plant has much of a chance, and it is puny from the cold weather. They started hitting the field pumpkins. They have chewed the long gourds and then the brown rust has gotten bad. I spent most of the day working on the electric fence, and we have chicken wire around some of the plants. Last night I even took all of the cat litter box mess my daughter has been saving for me and spread that along the fence. Maybe we can salvage something, but I am not optimistic. This is the 34th gardening season on our acreage and it is the worst critter damage by a whole lot.
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