Transition Stroud

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Monday, 28 May 2007

Very sad news

The hemp we planted with such enthusiasm a couple of weeks ago was sprouting nicely and just beginning to show its distinctive jagged leaves. But during Maggie's holiday it was eaten, she thinks by deer.

This seems like a terrible blow since we were all so looking forward to trying to process the hemp. It shows how much we still have to learn. We were celebrating the rain that followed the planting but had not protected it from the many wild animals that live around here. I had thought of slugs, but not deer!

It will have to be next year now . . .

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At 31 May 2007 at 02:27 , Blogger Molly said...

Just to update . . . we have planted more seed (under net!) and still hope for some sort of crop. If anybody has cloches or some sort of frame they could lend this would help us a great deal.


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