We have finally defeated the caterpillar plague! Last year every leaf was stripped from our newly planted gooseberry bushes. This year we were ready; on the first sign of leaf munching the whole family was out to inspect the three precious plants for caterpillars. Once you get your 'eye in' they are quite easy to spot. We placed them on the wooden edge of the vegie beds and then sent the kids off to play. Mr Bee made it quick (when the children weren't looking) with his size 10 boot and thus we have a bumper crop.
My Dad is very pleased to say the least; they are his favourite fruit.