Monday, July 20, 2009

Bounty Hunter!

The Big Man Garden is flourishing! The beans are ready to be picked as we speak, the tomatoes aren't really pretty yet, but we are getting a few good ones. The green (yum) and hot peppers (yuck) are doing fabulous as is the cabbage. The eggplant is so pretty but just beginning to grow a beautiful purple 'fruit' and the broccoli will be ready in about a week. The corn however is disappointing. The hard rains along with the timing of the planting did not bode well.

We gathered some 'bounty' yesterday evening and just as we were leaving, I spotted a bounty hunter! Uh oh! I told the good husband to go on and that I would walk up to the house. He knows me too well but not well enough as he warned that I was not going to find a turtle in there...what, a turtle? Who was thinking of turtles?? Silly man, but I acted as if nothing was going on...he saw through me and just sat there in the Kubota patiently watching...
I felt like a hurdler, carefully straddling the bean strings, trying to catch up with this perpetrator without breaking any delicate stems. It darted fast and hid well. Darn! But, my eyes are still good. I finally caught up with the cute little thing after about 10 minutes as it decided I was not going to hurt it and sat in the open beside a bean plant. Upon my return, the good husband asked if it was a rabbit or a woodchuck as he must have seen the flashes of brown. I told him. Then he asked why I didn't shoo it away...uh, hello!!!! My blog name is Kritter Keeper, we have 13 animals and I feed several deer, an occasional fox, a raccoon and a couple of rabbits their nightly corn and I also feed the birds...now why would I shoo that tiny thing away when the huge Big Man Garden will offer more than we can eat, store and give away to friends.... besides, I told the good husband how to keep those tiny garden ghouls from entering as I learned how from a garden magazine this Spring and he didn't listen, so now he has to learn to share!

6 comments:

Kathleen Coy said...

Aw, he looks like the little guy living in my backyard. How nice of you to share. :-)

Ali said...

Awwww, I found him lol! What a great garden, ours is soo much smaller, doing well, but there are, ahem, a few weeds that seem to be doing better...lol

Paint Girl said...

Look! It's a cute little bunny! I agree, it doesn't hurt to share!
Your garden looks lovely! Really, one of these days, we have to put a garden in!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Aww that is so cute!!! That little bunny is just hiding away in there!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

As I was looking at the pictures I was amazed at how big your garden is...then I got to your visitor...he would have to bring an ARMY for his friends to clean out your garden! I put my one tomato in a pot on a table so our bunny friends wouldn't eat it!

Kritter Keeper said...

joan, you are quite right, but there is an army waiting....the deer! we added more electric (solar) wire and have had great success...last year brownie just looked at me as i scolded her to get out of the garden...then she slowly, not fast like the others, walked out! bad brownie!