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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Listen up varmints, you’ve been put on notice

Yesterday I looked out the window and screamed “AH HA!!!!!!!!” I’m thinking the girls didn’t appreciate the volume, but I was just so excited to solve the mystery of the vanishing garden. DSC_5373LR

My poor mom came over one weekend and helped the girls plant our entire garden with beautiful 4-inch plants like green beans, tomatoes, and zucchini, among others. It was hot and it was A LOT of work. And two days later all that was left was a huge box of dirt and a few scraggly marigolds. It was kind of shocking.DSC_5424LR

Well now we know who enjoyed our tasty little shoots. Bun has been back three more times since I spotted him yesterday. And Ro is taking action. She wrote a Very Direct note to all the animals who have been frequenting our yard of late. Then she and sister taped it where Bun was last spotted (and gave him some baby carrots – hey they’re not heartless).DSC_5386LRDSC_5403LR-2DSC_5390LRDSC_5409LR

Heh. That bunny better pay attention.DSC_5420LR

46 comments:

  1. Tee-hee! That's a lot of "carits"! I've never seen a thin, little rabbit like that (then again, I've never lived in CA, either). Since he's got all those carrots he doesn't have an excuse to eat your garden, even if he is skinny. :)

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  2. Now you just have to teach the boonies to read.

    ~A~

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  3. Haaaa, that is really cute!!! And that is a beautiful garden!!!

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  4. Anonymous5/03/2011

    Wow, that jack rabbit will now bring all of his family :) That is the cutest note ever. I hope snakes don't eat carrots!

    love, wela

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  5. The cutest note EVER.

    I love the warning to the snakes!

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  6. That is hilarious! Love it!

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  7. This made me smile!

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  8. I adore kids phonetic writing. That note is adorable!! Good luck with that, girls!

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  9. Very cute... There is a product called "Rabbit Scram" that will solve your problem. It's natural, organic and will solve your problem. 1 application lasts me through the summer. Until the bunnies learn to read and be respectful it's your best bet!

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  10. That is great! I hope they get the message :)
    Oh and I like that they want to keep the "snaces" away, tee he he

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  11. Those girls are just too cute!

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  12. That was hilarious! My kids probably would've drawn a bunny with an X through it, because writing a letter like that would take way too much effort. I think I'll head out to my garden now and sprinkle some more dried blood. We already had some large holes dug in our yard, I'm told, by raccoons. If its not the raccoons, its the skunks, if not skunks, its the squirrels. I'm pondering razor wire, lol.

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  13. Ha ha. That note is priceless!
    Good luck with your bunny woes.
    M.

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  14. Oh, my gosh! That is so cute. Your girls are just precious.

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  15. Bless his little rabbit heart - he's kinda homely. Our booneis are much cuter in Arkansas, but they can't read. You might let the girls know that they're awfully fond of raisins, too - an all carrot diet isn't good for anyone.

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  16. Clearly, the no boonie left behind program President Boosh put in place isn't having much success in Arkansas.

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  17. That is so precious! We can't grow anything here either without something eating it.

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  18. Anonymous5/03/2011

    I'm not sure snakes can read but I hear that bunnies can. Very funny and good luck!

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  19. Anonymous5/03/2011

    Please keep us posted so we know if the carrots work!

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  20. Love the note!

    I live in an area with lots and lots of varmits. Plant a thick hedge of marigolds around your garden, and they won't touch it. Bunnies, deers, etc...cannot stand the smell of marigolds. I was the only neighbor with an untouched garden last summer. I planted yellow and bright orange...it was so pretty! And smelly.

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  21. That cute little guy doesn't look like a bunny. I think it's a hare, also called a Jack Rabbit (which is a misnomer).

    I had no idea there were hares in the city.

    I used to raise angora rabbits, so that's why I am so particular about it.

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  22. That is the skinniest bunny I have ever seen. The Jersey bunnies don't look nothing like that! Looks like you need a varmit catcher like us, let me know if you need me to send Maple for a visit. Check out Maple's story about the run-in with a raccoon.
    http://delrosso.blogspot.com/2011/03/great-coon-fiasco-of-2011.html

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  23. A Blue Heeler will take care of that problem.

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  24. Anonymous5/03/2011

    Could that be any cuter?

    Amy

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  25. Anonymous5/03/2011

    seriously, the funniest note ever! I love how kindergarteners spell :)

    Jennie

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  26. How sweet are your girls! I love it! Hope the bunny listens!

    -Jen-

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  27. I just ordered this for a cat problem in my garden...in theory it's really great, except my water pressure seems to be too low to make it useful.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000071NUS/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=10550510739&ref=pd_sl_1hj2f364nd_b

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  28. Brenda5/03/2011

    Well M3 - I live on a golf course - big piece of property - and have every kind of varmint (all too cute) under the sun. TONS of bunnies and babies born under my bushes too. They WON'T EAT CARROTS or any veggies. The thing that works for them is fruit. They love nectarines, peaches, bananas, anything. If you have fruit you are going to toss, put it out for them and I swear - if you have roses - save the petals and sprinkle them. They love roses. They also love bird seed. I get the huge bags at Walmart and put it in a few platform feeders. It is so cute to see them side by side with my squirrels and DUCKS eating out of the same feeders.

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  29. Anonymous5/03/2011

    The writing is amazing!

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  30. Anonymous5/03/2011

    Maybe the snake will eat bun . . .

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  31. OMGosh, that trail of carrots is hilarious. Your girls have a great imagination. And that Rabbit better listen to those girls!

    Have you tried netting over the plants?

    Kim O

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  32. Anonymous5/04/2011

    too curious to know what will happen next..will carrotes disappear too?...hahaha

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  33. Adorable! We want to do a garden too but our soil is so horrible and we also worried about the rabbits. I was looking at a greenhouse from Costco. What are you going to do? Will you net your garden?


    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  34. that is so cute!!!!

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  35. I love the "snaces stay away"
    Krista D

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  36. This is beyond precious!!! Love her little note and the carit path to it!

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  37. That's hilarious! Our bunnies are cute and fluffy BTW, never saw one like yours. We had a turkey in our yard yesterday morning. That was a new one for us. Of course now all of the rabbits will know your house is the place to be if word gets out about all of those carrots! Hehehe

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  38. HA HA HA HA...i LOVE that note!! What funny kiddos!

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  39. Hey everyone, wanted to give you an update. I went out the next day (when the girls weren't looking) and was going to chew on a few carrots to give them a thrill that the bunny had come, and I nearly choked when I saw that the carrots were actually bitten and gnawed on starting from the first one up to the last one by the pot. !!!!!! I whooped and hollered and the girls came running outside and we all just laughed and laughed that the dang bunny really did follow the carrot trail.

    He's been back several times since.

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  40. I am proctoring a statistics test, trying really hard not to laugh out loud. I love the trail of carits.

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  41. how cute are those girls? LOVE the note. Too funny. Good luck with the rabbits. We have bunnies, groundhogs and deer to contend with. It's a wonder we get anything but somehow we do! There is some stinky stuff you can spray on it but not sure if deters rabbits. Ask at home depot.

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  42. Anonymous5/15/2011

    Adorable, but I think the boonies might really be hares. ;) Hares have bigger ears and longer back legs. The upside is, hares nest above ground so you might be able to find his lair and chase him out! :D

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