Mac has been cleaning out the bed in front of the house. It had really gotten overgrown and you couldn't see the statue or the birdbath we have there. He got slowed down though because when he was raking at the back of the bed he ran across a copperhead snake, poisonous of course, so he went to get his gun to shoot it. When he came back it was gone and rake everywhere he couldn't find it.
As long as it's away from the house I'm ok with that, gotta share the environment even with critters we're not really fond of.
Speaking of critters, beavers have moved back into the lagoon out back. They were there years ago, but moved on. They gnawed down several of our trees and we had to wrap the smaller trees in chicken wire and paste others with chili paste to keep them from taking them down. This time they're after the palmettos Mac has been nurturing. They gnawed off a good number of fronds and dragged them to the water, looks like they're planning on building a den. Well, not with out palmettos, Mac will cover them up so they can't get to them.
Squirrels have been coming to the bird feeder on the back porch and one day there was even a raccoon eating out there. Well one one them, don't know who, knocked the feeder over and broke it.
That's life in the swamp, if it's not one critter it's another.
|You can see Rebecca again|
|Fresia just planted this year|
|Lima beans Mac planted last week|
|New Guinea Impatiens|
|A baby orange|
|Elephant Ears and Coleus|
|The Japanese Garden Mac is making for me|
|The side shade garden|