Did you know slugs are hermaphrodites? That they have a breathing hole and lay up to 100 eggs at a time? We learned all of those facts yesterday while trying to figure out the best way to remove them from our winter garden.The parsley which had been big and beautiful just a week ago, is now gone and they have moved on to the purple cauliflower. The kids built beer "traps" (buried empty yogurt cups in the soil and filled with beer) and we are hoping that will make a dent in their destruction.And a quick update on the visiting cat situation: Tony Chachere's seasoning seems to be doing the trick. We just have to remember to re-sprinkle after the rain which is becoming a little more frequent these days, but that's a job the kids enjoy doing. I had such idyllic images of gardening with my kids: harvesting fresh veggies, picking zinnias, building fairy gardens. I never imagined I'd be sending my kids out to work in the garden with bottles of Italian beer and Louisiana pepper! If you have other slug suggestions, please share.