Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Sublime to the Ridiculous

 This morning when I was looking out the windows it seemed a perfect day. The sun was shining so I decided to step out for a bit despite the cold wind blowing.
I bundled up and took a walk through the garden. The Tete tete daffodils were in full bloom as were the big yellow daffodils. 
Some of the fancier versions and narcissus were beginning to bloom.
Then I came upon these. An ever hopeful sign that the Fox that I actually saw the other morning left a calling card.
Perhaps it had been lucky another day.
Shortly after I went inside it commenced to get cloudy and rain. With the rain came, you guessed it, Rabbits.  I say this plurally because there were two this size. 
This one happily scarfing down my crocus. The other went on by the patio doors to another clump of crocus.
When this one snatched the remaining bud that would bloom I banged on the patio doors and off it went.  What would the fox say? I sure can't print what I was saying at this point.

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  1. We have rabbits. I have to cover the vegetables with wire-covered boxes. I also noticed that something was eating the clematis last year - I am not sure if it was rabbits - but I now put a screen around the base of them.

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    1. If you saw what all they chewed this winter you would faint. I almost did. I would have to put wire around so much. And might have to if this fox and Annie don't do their job.

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  2. When I was shaking heavy late snow off a shrub in the driveway a big rabbit like that jumped out at me. We think there has been a fox in the garden but no helpful results are visible. As soon as my plants begin to appear, I am sure the rabbits will be visible as well. So disheartening after waiting months for bloom.

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    1. You bet it is disappointing. I am getting over it...at least I am trying. I just wonder what will happen when all the babies come out. UGH....

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  3. Oh Lisa,
    You know I understand only too well about the rabbit issue.
    I counted six yesterday. It is soul destroying sometimes.
    Nella, as old as she is, caught one yesterday. I was surprised to be honest because of her age. It was a very large rabbit.
    She always gives up her kill, so I despatched it too the copse for the fox. He will have an easy supper tonight.
    Whilst I am soft hearted, and I find it hard when Nella catches them, it does keep numbers down.

    What a fickle month March has been. I am way behind with the garden and frankly don't know where to start if the weather improves. Of course, It will all be fine, it always is.

    Good luck with those pesky rabbits............sigh

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  4. Six rabbits, Ugh... I have counted up to three here. I haven't seen the huge rabbit since the fox was sighted. I hope it was either scared away or it was dinner for kits. Annie did get a squirrel the other day. I don't know that she has ever caught a rabbit. She sure escorts them out of our garden. Maybe if our garden wasn't fenced she would chase them down but she is a good girl and stays within her confines. With all the winds and rains here the most I have been able to do is pick up sticks and not much else. It does feel like I should be doing something else. With DB's help I did get three shrubs planted between rains. More on that later.

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    1. How exciting three new shrubs. Look forward to hearing about them.

      I cleared some debris this morning in the rain.
      I just felt I should be outside and preparing the garden for warmer weather.
      At this moment I cannot imagine it ever being warm again ha!! Gosh if my son read that he would say "Mum you are such a drama queen" He is probably right :))

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    2. Sometimes you have to ignore the weather and get on with it. Your son must learn that all of us gardeners are drama queens especially when it comes to weather and our plants. Ha...

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  5. What would the fox say?? Damn rabbits! That's what. My dog caught one the other day, and also two small moles. So, there's that. Sorry about your crocus!~~Dee

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    1. The rabbits have been terrors this winter. Worst ever. I guess we will all recover...I hope.

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  6. What delightful gifts you found in your garden despite the crazy weather ~ love the rabbit and gorgeous flowers ~ lovely photos!

    Happy Days to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol. You may have all the rabbits from my garden.

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  7. Damn rabbits! They just mowed down a patch of yellow Crocuses in my garden.

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  8. The fox was definitely neglecting its duties. We once had many rabbits, until a red fox moved in. The rabbit population rapidly diminished. Now I see just an occasional rabbit. I miss the one rabbit we had a few years ago that concentrated on weeds in the front lawn. If only all rabbits were so well trained!

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  9. Oh, those darned rabbits! I noticed last year when we had a little family of foxes living here that rabbits were very scarce. I hope the foxes return this spring. Love seeing all your daffodils--so far all I have are a few buds. Happy Easter!

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    1. So good to see you here Julie. Welcome back.

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  11. Oh, dear lisa! I hate rabbits especially in my garden. Fortunately they are rare here, too many dogs around :-)
    Lovely daffodils.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. The rabbits are so irritating Nadezda. They are so destructive. I think they are worse than the squirrels. I am hoping the fox takes care of them. Annie can't seem to discourage them. Happy Easter to you too. Enjoy.

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  12. Hmm. Found a few scraps of bunny in the garden the other day, and a bunny head on the street--just the head, without the ears.

    The coyotes are my friends. Your foxes better get to work!

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