This summer has been the best snail summer ever. Or I don't know how it should be put: "best" for the snails and slugs and "worst" for me. There are millions and millions of them. A new thing is that they seem to like climbing up. Now it is the time of picking up raspberries and at the same time one should have a separate basket for snails. As I have explained in Finnish earlier the first summers in my garden I didn't have a heart to kill them. I gave them an opportunity to drink beer and then possibly die happily. No one used that.

This summer I have tried to collect them and use the available methods for their termination. This is the part of gardening less discussed. In order to be able to defend you garden you have to be ready to kill.