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Re: a weekend of critters

WOW, and I though my weekend was exciting! Bunnies are so cute. I don't have
many now that the county has cleared the drainage ditches on the sides of
the house. I do have abrush pile in the back so I hope they were able to
take shelter under it. That's the one place I let the blackberry brambles
grow. reminds me of Bre'r Rabbit. Please Please don't throw me in no briar

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] a weekend of critters

> SAME here...rain friday night and most of Saturday. A nest of baby
> bunnies that I accidently disturbed by trimming my forsythia "with
> issues" are all hopping around now. I felt so bad, didn't know they were
> living under my shrub...so I built a new brush pile near by (much to my
> husband's displeasure) and planted some morning glory seeds around it
> (so it won't look so BAD during the summer...it will have green vines
> and flowers all around it) then coaxed the little buggers to live under
> that. My cat caught one of them this weekend!!! I got it before she did
> any damage...thank the Goddess. Found one of it's siblings on my back
> porch and managed to coral it back to the brush pile to hide. Then I
> found ANOTHER one on my "AHS garden"...and chased it over to the brush
> pile. We have hawks that would love to snack on them. Found a nest of
> guinea eggs (14), baby ducks hatched (6), new baby goat born on
> Saturday....all KINDS of wildlife in my yard this weekend. I love it.
> Sp!
>  ring is
>  here.
> Jess
> Andrea H <hodgesaa@islc.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
> eggs were solid, so I put them back in the nest with the one that didn't
> 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
> whole thing more study on its platform. Was praying the mother would
> About 2 minutes later she did, hopped on the nest and was sitting there
> 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
> size) suckers were building a nest in the grill. Ran them off, and then
> up the gas. The grill was very old and had a whole in it, and got sent
> with some friends last night. I told them to take it, or it was going to
> dump today. I prefer charcoal anyway. LOL!
> Then, after the rat episode, two mallards waddled into the yard. This
> happens so I don't know what that was all about. Very pretty male and
> They hung out for a bit and then waddled back to the pond across the
> so, I got a good dose of wildlife this weekend, and it's funny because
> was the class I taught Saturday morning. Gardening for Wildlife.
> Coincidence?????
> A
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
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