At the risk of seeming to become a cliche, I am starting to feel a little like Mr. McGregor and Elmer Fudd rolled into one persona. Although I have the hoe, I am without the lisp; I am certainly starting to wish for the double barreled shotgun, or at least a .22 with a silencer. (Since I reside within the city limits, the gendarmes are wont to investigate the sound of gunfire, hence the need for a silencer.) I have a pellet gun, but it is not powerful enough to do anything other than sting the little rascals, worse luck. For some reason, the owls have not been making much of an impact on the population of lagomorphic prey available at The Havens..
Anyway, we are more than sufficiently supplied with rabbits this season. We have successfully excluded them from the vegetable garden, along with the deer and the turtles, with this fence:
I’m sure that someone is going to scold me for this attitude, but there was a certain amount of rejoicing in my heart whenever I saw Smokey eating a rabbit. My son will tell the story of when he was mowing the lawn and came across a nest of baby rabbits which he sensitively mowed around and called me to observe. He was shocked and appalled when my response to the vision was, “Here, kitty kitty kitty.”
Anyway, the depredations of the long eared hoppers are starting to really steam me.
I have lots of lilies around the place, so when I started seeing lilies that looked like this I was willing to share those leaves and apical meristems:
I started getting a little hot when I transplanted a wild daisy into the Petite Prairie.
I also went out and actually purchased some annual color for the sauna garden, seeing as how I have been so tardy in getting it planted up.
Anyway, I’m looking to hire on a great horned owl. A coyote passing through would be acceptable as well. After all, this is a certified wildlife habitat, and I have plenty of prey animals available. Bring on the predators, or I may just have to turn into one.
I’m pretty sure there are thousands of wecipes for wabbit on the world wide web.
I seem to be getting nearsighted. . .
Where is my hoe!?