Friday, July 16, 2010

Garden Pest Pas de Deux

While the deer have departed
From our garden salad bar
(Perhaps they found for themselves
A tastier garden plot),
Squash bugs feast on our squash plants;
Bean beetles ingest our beans;
Spud bugs feast on foliage;
Worms work on cabbage-leaf lace.

The chickens have lately found
That cucumbers are tasty,
While foraging in our garden
For their free-range food.
What should have been our allies
In our war on insects
Have now become another
Invading horde to feed.

Who do you suppose will win the spoils of this --
Our garden pest pas de deux?

1 comment:

  1. I guess you can look at it in a way that says we are feeding nature, after eating all that good squash!