I decided to plant a self-care garden despite the fact I am clueless at plants and I murder them on a yearly basis. But I was like...no...this year I got it. I'm an adult. I can keep a plant alive. So, I spent about three weeks weeding, prepping, rotatilling, putting up a big ol fence around my precious seedlings, and planting.
Then, we got the most vicious hungry vole in the world, and all it wanted was my beans and tomatoes. So it goes underground--bites the plant from the roots--and drags it into a little hole and just chomps it up bit by bit! And it would do it in the middle of the day! Just to mock me! I'd be out there with a shovel, gopher bait( which doesn't work on voles, ps) lighting up gopher bombs all over my backyard (which also doesn't work on voles, ps), setting mouse traps (which also didn't work, ps) digging hole, after hole, to find this stupid evil bastard (that left it's fur everywhere, it shed like a maniac), and every time I went out there, another plant would be gone or dragged halfway into the ground. My self-care garden was driving me absolutely insane.
--so I decided to adopt the vole, since I fed it so damn much. It's name is Corona.
I replanted new plants and transplanted all my remaining plants into homebrew wire mesh cages buried about a foot underground, so now Corona will just have to deal and not eat my new bean seedlings. I still see little holes from where he desperately tries to get through the cages every single morning.
checkmate, little bastard.