(Just kidding. This is not my picture. I found it at www.wayodd.com/funny-pictures. plagiarism is wrong, and also, I don't think that's a gopher.)
Our defense? Protect what is truly and rightfully ours. So me and my troops (I'm the Captain because it was my idea.) put in a fence around our garden spot before planting. First we rototilled the area down deep to wreak general havoc and kill any gophers already dwelling there. Then we set to work. Gophers dig about two feet at their deepest (we read) so we put the fence (made of chicken wire) two feet into the ground, and two feet above the ground.
Take that, gophers, you're not the only ones that can dig a hole.
The Captain approves. And also the Captain is dang proud of all the work this took (real Captain work--grunt and spit work). Eat chicken wire, gophers!
Dev (the co-captain) also approves, and also wanted to take a thumbs up picture of the trench like the Captain. Good co-captains always want to be like the Captain.
General Calvin was in charge of supervision and looking cute for the picture. He hates the gophers, too.
Private Bogey won't keep his eyes open to smile for a picture. But he's in this war to win it, too.
Notice Commander and Dictator-for-life Husband in the background, briefing Dev on her next mission. He's the real brains behind this operation.
Next tactic is gopher traps (winging their way to our house as we speak! ooh, I'm giddy with excitement just thinking about it) Can't wait to drag the little furballs out of their holes. Mwahahahahahahahaha!
stay tuned for pictures of the completed garden...coming soon!