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Bunnies, groundhogs and vampires

July 20th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Due to the garden and a local farm stand we've had some pretty amazing eats the past few days. We stopped at a farm stand the other day and picked up some fruits and vegetables as well as using things out of our garden. Last night I reheated some leftover sausage for the meat and we had fresh green beans, honey glazed carrots, and sliced cherry tomatoes with melon for dessert. For our evening snack we had fresh peaches from Southern Illinois.

Today's supper will be our Sunday night standby: sloppy chicks, but we are having corn on the cob with sliced cherry tomatoes as sides.

We live in a subdivision, but nonetheless we often have critters. A neighbor warned us there is a groundhog around. He/she sneaked into their garage when the door was open and it was after they closed the door and were in the house they heard something rustling around in the garage. The neighbor opened the door and saw the beast and it wouldn't get out. It jumped on their car and scratched the hood, top, and trunk, until they finally got it to leave. We have seen lots of rabbits too and DH spends a lot of time chasing them. I get free entertainment watching him yell and run after them! Anyway, DH as tried spices and moth balls, but finally broke down and bought some liquid fence stuff. Sheesh, is that stuff aromatic.

I pulled up half of our garlic and minced it and put it in olive oil. Our kitchen was pretty aromatic too!

Hopefully no rabbits, groundhogs or vampires will come around!

5 Responses to “Bunnies, groundhogs and vampires”

  1. snafu Says:

    Last year we had a porcupine sneak into the garage. What a chase that was. We called animal control but they draw the line at skunks. We learned you can trap porcupines in a really big trash can. We wrestled the trash can into the hatch and drove to a wildlife natural park. It took so much time to get the porcupine to leave the trash can.

  2. Maranatha Says:

    I have seen some cute little cotton tail rabbits in my garden when I've been home this summer. They usually are there in the late evening. If we get rain we get wild pigs come to our drive way and by our back yard. We live in the country and I love when the wild turkeys and deer come up to our fence. They can't get in our main yard because it has an electric fence to keep the cattle out. I love seeing the raccoons at play too, they are so cute when they sit on their hind legs and hold a piece of bread etc with their paws!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I mostly see deer, woodchucks, turkeys and hear coyotes but there are also raccoons around, Too many people let their cats wander so no bunnies, sadly.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    My suburb has a strict leash law, and no one seems to let their cats roam (and there don't seem to be any ferals). So the wildlife is abundant and very laid back! I see bunnies every morning on my walk to the station and they hardly bother to get out of my way. Squirrels, too, do not seem to be afraid.

    I once had a possum invade my garage. I tried to shoo him out with a broom, but he just found places to hide. I left the door open and he eventually left!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    A porcupine! Now that's a story in an of itself! Glad CB got rid of that possum. Guess we forget that we are the invaders on the land of the critters. Thanks for the great comments!

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