Wildlife in our gardens


#501

I’m reliably informed that some of the rabbits around here hit 4#


#502

:slight_smile: Methinks that sounds like a nice size for a crock pot. :slight_smile:


#503

Not one bit worried now! Do you have a favorite way to prepare your rabbits? Curious what your favorite recipes are?


#504

Head stand …


#505

Out of respect for Original Poster/thread creator @Richard and others here to see wildlife, I’ve moved our discussion over to a new thread I just created in “Using Fruit” called “Using meat in our gardens”. It’s not exactly “Using Fruit” but its about cooking and using something that comes from our orchards so I doubt anyone will mind. If so we’ll take it to the Lounge.


#506

Janet identified it as a juvenile bluebird :slight_smile:


#507

excellent in the crockpot! :wink:


#508

Almost ran into a copperhead with my dogs this morning fortunately I had them on leash. I like snakes but not happy to see this guy so close to house with pets and kids.


#509

Yikes!


#510

The Monarch caterpillars are quickly munching down our yellow milkweed. So yesterday we purchased an additional plant which I installed and extended irrigation to it. Of course Janet chronicled the whole event with photos :slight_smile:


#511

Yowza


#512

what kind of emitters are those in your pic @Richard


#513

Found this little guy sleeping near my fruit trees this morning.


#514

awwwwww … ummmmmm


#515

I don’t think it’s quite ripe, I would harvest that one in the fall.


#516

Under one other the Apple trees.


#517

So, I was looking at my cherry trees and about a week ago I had cherries. Here they are today.

And the Topic about cussing!!! YES I DID😤


#518

Love these guys. We call them cattle egrets down here. They always come when I’m mowing. They can consume a hundred or more bugs an hour. It’s a real blast to watch. I’ve seen them snatch pretty darn big frogs too…


#519

My cherry tree


#520

There’s a robin that’s pissed at me - she was starting a nest in one of my apricot trees, just out of sight