Looking For Some Respect
Looking out on the morning sun, we realize that the elk overnight have had no visions from the Queen Of Soul, herself Aretha Franklin. They missed the spelling lesson she infused into all of us: R-E-S-P-E-C-T !! The elk in the wee midnight hours have continued on their destruction and foraging of the corn and romaine lettuce. We have earnestly tried all sorts of techniques from elk watch, trying to catch them as they come out to feed and scare them off, electric fences, and now have been advised that what really deters them throughout the whole night is radio blasting.
So, in our ongoing saga, Andrew went out to purchase two boom boxes and set them up to play continuously through the night. Of course, in honor of the late Aretha Franklin, we thought what better music to play than her emotionally packed powerhouse songs of strength and musical talent! As her songs have undoubtedly moved us all to tears, we take great confidence that the elk will understand this non- aggressive cue and run off so that our veggies can continue on their growth path to our tables!
We have planted a wonderful assortment for fall next to the corn – arugula, bok choi, radishes and spinach. We are crossing fingers that thunderstorms and rain this weekend will clear out some of the smoke. Sadly, we had to cancel this month’s member day to unhealthy air quality, but look forward to September and cooler fall days in which we can enjoy a huge bounty of food.
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