Birds, bales, and baby bunnies

You may have caught a glimpse of our straw bale garden the other day. I would explain, but there is too much. Google it.

Well it is working masterfully. We have a nice crop of arugula sprouting up.

Next to it there’s a hearty patch of long leaf spinach.

Just below that we have our mound of… baby bunnies.

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Yeah. Umm? What do I do with that?

What a smart mama. Burrow a hole between two bales and hatch her eight (maybe more) babies in there.

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They are cute. Until they get a taste for arugula. Then we lay the baby bunny smack down!

So here’s something to try if you actually want to lure in some wildlife:

Half an orange.

Nail it to your deck (or I’ve heard you can string it from a tree).

Wait a couple of days, maybe less, and voila, your own Baltimore Oriole sanctuary.

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Isn’t he stunning?

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He knows it, too.

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Eat up.

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Or drink up, whatever the case may be.

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Come back soon.

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Really, there’s no hiding in there.

Anybody else get big kicks from little things like this, or is it just me?

I mean, seeing a pair of bluebirds on a run the other day was a highlight from the run. It’s the little things.

 

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