All of last summer we had this personalized gardening service!
First I thought there were just two of them.
A big one and a small one.
Mostly they stayed in the grassy area where they’d nibble on what isn’t much of a lawn.
They happily munched on the grass blades, dandelions and weeds.
Before too long they started to devour ferns and crocosmia leaves.
When the weather got hot I’d find them stretched out in the pepper and tomato patch.
The cool soil probably felt good and I felt good about them weeding this plot.
They never touched the nightshade plants.
I can’t help but wonder about their conversation here!
“Don’t mention that we munched away at her lettuce, peas and carrots!”
Because that’s exactly what they did!
But mostly they were just little climate-change-concious lawnmowers.
Keeping the grass down without creating pollution.
Late in the afternoon they’d often do their yoga stretches and relax.
By summer’s end we counted five of them one time.
I’ll probably have to get some tall raised beds that they can’t get into.
I do love having them around and will try to find a solution that works for us all.