After the rain…sprouts and birds

It has finally, finally, rained. And so the cover crops I sowed last week are diligently sprouting. Yay!

Cover crops sprouting

Crimson clover and fava beans sprouting for winter cover

However, several feet of each row have been picked over by birds – plucking off the tender new leaves and pulling the thin single rootlet out of the soil.  Damn.  I should have put a row cover over to protect them.  Can I never do this right?

Clover sprouts pulled out by birds

Clover sprouts pulled out by birds

Hopefully enough will sprout to cover the gaps. Put down thy roots, sprouts…

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