The tater snatchers


Hubby went out this morning with the dogs to check the veggie patch and found evidence that something had eaten the tops of the tater plants.



Then he notice that part of the electric fence was  down. They left a thank you on the lawn.



I think we found possible suspects. All joking aside the cows and calves have been in the pasture for a week. We had one cheeky little calf that ducked under the fence. Luckily we were cooking and doing dishes in the kitchen at the time. I ran out and shooed the calf away. The second time he ducked under the fence and  he knocked over our grill. The third time he brought two other calves in for reinforcements. I had watched out for them all week. I chased them off. I had stared the cheeky little booger down through the window. It has been calm since. The grass has been almost all eaten up and something came in and sampled the carrot tops and the potato plants tops. They were moved out into another pasture shortly after. I am grateful that the herd didn’t come for dinner. We were really lucky.

Posted on June 29, 2014, in Gardening. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow what an adventure with your cheeky calves. Hope they didn’t get all the carrot or potato tops.

    • We were lucky the calf just tasted only a little bit of the carrots and potato tops. I don’t know if it got scared off or didn’t like them. I am just greatfull that so little damage was done.This is our fourth year for our garden and we have only had one time that the cows have done this. We are very lucky. Hubby has to fix the electric fence before their next time they are put in the pasture again.

  2. They are a beautiful herd, but Honey, they could have done so much damage! I am glad that they were moved and that you only lost a few things.
    I bet they thought your veg were very tasty!

    • We were shocked that the whole herd didn’t come for dinner in our garden. I think it was that little calf that knocked part of the fence down and came to snack on our garden. I don’t know if the neighbors scared the calf off or why it left. I would have been so heart broken if they had trampled our veggie patch to smithereens. We found no hoove prints anywhere.

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