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Re: a weekend of critters

No coincidence and good for you saving the birdies! Too bad Damascena
hates cats, you wouldn't have rodent problems w/ a "Sugar" around. Ducks
are too cute, wish we had some closer than the lake!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Andrea H
Sent: 5/2/2004 7:38:46 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] a weekend of critters

> Hi all-spent almost NO time in the garden this weekend, rained and stormed
> since Friday which is a good thing as it hasn't rained in weeks.  Fortunately,
> I was home and walked outside during a lull. Noticed that the cardinal nest on
> the arbor was askew and 2 eggs on the ground. Didn't see the mother bird. Both
> eggs were solid, so I put them back in the nest with the one that didn't fall
> out and then went inside and got some twist ties.. Uprighted the nest and
> bent some more honeysuckle branches underneath it. Tied them off to make the
> whole thing more study on its platform. Was praying the mother would return.
> About 2 minutes later she did, hopped on the nest and was sitting there when
> the storm kicked up again. PHEW!
> LAST NIGHT, I was going to grill burgers for a few people. Opened the gas
> grill that's been sitting all winter, and found 3 RATS! Those little (medium
> size) suckers were building a nest in the grill. Ran them off, and then fire
> up the gas. The grill was very old and had a whole in it, and got sent home
> with some friends last night. I told them to take it, or it was going to the
> dump today. I prefer charcoal anyway. LOL!
> Then, after the rat episode, two mallards waddled into the yard. This never
> happens so I don't know what that was all about. Very pretty male and female.
> They hung out for a bit and then waddled back to the pond across the street,
> so, I got a good dose of wildlife this weekend, and it's funny because that
> was the class I taught Saturday morning. Gardening for Wildlife.
> Coincidence?????
> A
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
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