Friend and regular reader Jackie asked “whither the raccoons?” Not here, clearly.
I never did get two dead raccoons for my trouble. In Seattle, you can’t trap and relocate. If you catch them, the raccoons have to be killed. That’s why you have to jump through so many hoops to set traps in the first place.
My yard guy, Gonzalo, says there is now enough food around so raccoons don’t have to go to the work of rolling up sod to find grubs. And, the grass is rooting more deeply, so the work of rolling up isn’t so easy.
I didn’t go to the expense of putting in an irrigation system, so I’m going to have a devil of a time keeping this grass and all my plantings watered during our very dry Seattle summer. But right now it looks gorgeous.
Early morning, when the sun was still low.