Some pesky critter is enjoying our peppers a lot! Sadly, they have also enjoyed our cucumbers and melons, and it is looking like they have taken a big bite (pun intended) out of our crops this year. It is an enormous challenge we face each year trying to keep the ground squirrel population in check. Part of our problem is we have too many good hiding places for them. We do have some amazing predators living up in our trees. There are many gorgeous hawks all around the farm, and owls. If you look closely up in the tops of the poplar trees you will find many large nests.