Bunnies

Starting to fix the fence. Last year the fence was not tight enough, that is how the bunnies got in to the garden, it was a disaster, destroyed the Beet crop.

Big plans this year, I have got a bolt cutter and I am cutting up the broken cone shaped tomato support cages and using them it is raw material to make fence stakes to reinforce the fence.  Previous years I just used the sticks from the bushes to strengthen the fence line but sticks wind up rotting in about a year.

The Tools of Fence Mending. Also support cages to be cut up into fence stakes.
The Tools of Fence Mending. Also suport cages to be cut up into fence stakes.

Update: The thought was that it will only take a few hours has proved wrong, maybe as much as six hours.
 


 

the Artisanal Triple Hooked Fence Stake
the Artisanal Triple Hooked Fence Stake

Update(2): Yes, took 3.5 hours more of bending, scrunching, kneeling and sitting on the ground to work on the foot of the fence. Also cut up several more support cages, all had broken bits but one. The cutting up the cages is just a few snips for the bolt cutters. I then bent the cut T or Cross shaped scraps with pliers into two or three hooks spread about for the resulting fence stakes. This Hand Crafted, Artisanal Tiple Hooked Fence Stake™ works well with chicken wire fencing.

The actual mending of the fence is the replacing the sticks with the 3 hooked stake twice between each fence post. Now, the foot of the fence can't just be "nosed" under by an Evil Bunny.

I would like to think I have gone all Roman with the fence, but, Bunnies. ...continue reading

a Sunny Cornucopia and a gift Lavender plant
a Sunny Cornucopia and a gift Lavender plant

New harvests in this last week or so have been plum tomatoes (squirrels like them), pole beans are just starting, cucumbers slowing down, and the firsts of the winter squash.

The last few weeks have been busy, Dental Surgery, recovery, Battle with the Baby Bunnies, weed whacking the garden paths, and a family reunion have come before blogging about Fran's Victory Garden. Just now the garden is bountifully producing, We have fresh garden veggies in many dishes, healthy for us.  We are also giving produce to family when they visit.  Come to our house and leave the car unlocked and you will find a zucchini in it when you leave. ...continue reading

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Is this baby bunny a garden terrorist?
Is this baby bunny a garden terrorist?

This would be hilarious if it were happening to someone else's garden, but, it is my garden. Baby bunnies were living in the garden and I was trying to encourage them to leave. How do you trap bunnies in a garden, what can you use as bait? What is the movie that has a subplot where a gardener is trying to find how a rabbit is getting thru the fence and is going crazy because he cannot find what to fix only to find the rabbit now lives in the garden? ...continue reading

First Beans, Last Beets
First Beans, Last Beets

The first beans, and the last beets. There are two big trellises of beans, last year they did real good, this year looks to be even better.

The beets were a disappointment, planted about 20 square feet, but rabbits got in the garden, and rabbits like beets.  Rabbits also like cabbages, no cabbages for the humans this year.  In a separate post I will detail my battle against the bunnies.