Peter Rabbit

This week end we did some work with the blue berries.  We have a strong breeze from the ocean most of the time so our blue berries along the drive way are growing horizontal instead of up right so they are cutting down on parking area.  SOO…  this week end Norman got some small fences and we stood up the bushes.

The lowest branches needed more support than the fence was given so we wove some heavy twine in the  fence and now the bushes stand up straight and should grow that way strong and tall and now we can park two cars side by side without driving on the bushes.

We have had very hot days all last week and it rained most nights but last night it did not so this morning I had to water.  Blue berries don’t like to sit in water so we have very good drainage but they don’t like their roots to dry out either so any 24 hour period that it does not rain, I water.  

 

These are the three bushes on the side of the house.  You will not the rose bush that used to be in the corner is no longer there Norman pulled it out this week end.  In the 7 years we have lived here it never had a flower or bud on it and when it rains it gets no water because of the house on two sides so it was just a bother so we have turned the whole garden over to the blueberries.  This morning when I went to water these a little grey thing came running out from under one of the bushes.  At first I thought it was a rat but it was too small for that and it was too big for a mouse, then I saw the ears and realized it was a baby rabbit.  I waited a minute until he got out of the way of fire or should I say water and tried again.  This time two more little bunnies came out from under the middle bush.   They blend in so perfectly I never saw them under the bushes.  I came in for my camera but they were long gone by the time I got back out there so I can’t show you a picture of them, you just have to take my word for it, they were so cute I thought about trying to catch one.  Then I thought what would I do with it if I caught one?  It would scare the poor thing to death and if it didn’t die of fright what could I do with it that would be better than to let it live in my garden.  In GA we had a mother rabbit that brought her babies to our garden every fall and just leave them there.  They never ate enough to notice so we never drove them out, they were cute as they would hide when I went in to weed or pick vegetables.  So I hope theses three come back later.  Time to get back to my Star War figures , I am almost done with them but have lots more knitting and crocheting to do before Christmas.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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