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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stunningly bountiful garden, Take 2

We’re taking another run at this garden thing. My folks and little brother Bobby came over to play with the girls and got conned into manual labor building a bunny-proof fence around that sad little plot of dirt.DSC_5564LR

TubaDad’s new barbeque came in quite handy to hold all the tools and wood:DSC_5566LRDSC_5569LR

I was trying to show Bobby what the new lens could do in terms of blurring the background (TubaDad and the girls got me a fancy Nikon 17-55 f2.8 lens for Mother’s Day and it’s a keeper!):DSC_5571LRDSC_5576LR

No pressure or anything, but the girls have been waiting forEVER to plant their tender bean shoots and sunflower sprouts where the bunny couldn’t reach them. In the middle of fence construction, they couldn’t wait any longer and started running over with various cups of plants:DSC_5583LRDSC_5585LRDSC_5586LR

Alright bunny, take that! I hope those “carits and booshes” are satisfactory, because you’re not getting in here:DSC_5614LRDSC_5617LR

Now we “just” have to replant the thing... Anyone want to come over for Mojitos and a planting party? I just bought a real muddler and can’t wait to try it out.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/11/2011

    I don't even like gardening but you make it sound (and look) so fun!

    Jamie S.

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  2. Brenda5/11/2011

    How you gonna get in that thing??? Jump the fence??

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  3. Even gardening can be fun with mojitos! Heh. Seriously, if you guys want to come on over and try out the new grill, give a yell. Casey would love the monkey bars, I'm working on perfecting the mojitos, and we wouldn't even make you guys pick up a shovel.

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  4. Secret little opening -- right behind the roll of wire. Our staple gun died, so we didn't finish the dang thing, that's why the roll is still there. Tomorrow, though!

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  5. Good luck with the rabbits! Did you try Espoma Dried Blood....sounds ucky but it deters animals! Plus it's pure nitrogen so great for the plants!

    Oh & Happy Mother's day!

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  6. Val: Haven't tried it yet, but the name scares me! Whose blood is it? Hm, whether to google or not...

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  7. It's organic...I put it in a parmesean cheese container & then I can just shake it around the plants!

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  8. Oh my! You need to set up a video camera to capture that bunny's first peek at that fortress...hehe!

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  9. Anonymous5/11/2011

    Ever hear of bunnies hopping :). I hope these bunnies do not have trampoline legs. Here's to a summer of delicious vegys and beautiful flowers.

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  10. No, no, no hopping the fence is expressly forbidden. Maybe Ro should add that to her note?

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  11. Oh, the lure of mojitos and gardening...when do we start? :) No really, I'll come help. I even have some seeds and a few sproutlings to share.

    Heather

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  12. Is the fence just chicken wire? I need to fence in our little garden, too. No bunnies here, just a corgi who thinks she's a goat. Two years ago she ate my 2 1/2 foot tall broccoli plant down to the ground, then threw it up all over my living room. This spring she's already started munching the blooms off of all of the dandelions in our yard.

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  13. Anonymous5/11/2011

    Hope you have success with your garden! Also you will love that lens. I have one and it definitely is a keeper. Wedding photographers use it a lot. No weddings here just a lot of grandkids to use it on.

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  14. Hee hee... can you believe I actually had to Google "mojitos"? I was sure it had something to do with beef. Boy was I wrong!

    The bunny-proof garden is cool but that new camera lens is sweeeeet! I can't believe how it made the chicken wire look good!

    We still have dirt under our fingernails from last weekend's camping trip so we'd love to come over and help you plant! Just let us know when.

    :)

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  15. K2: Yes, a plain roll of chicken wire from OSH. It would definitely deter a broccoli-loving Corgi. My dad put wooden stakes every few feet and then the chicken wire is stapled to the garden box and to the stakes (well at least the part that was done before the stapler died, the rest will be stapled tomorrow).

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  16. Good luck with your second planting.

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  17. A work of art! Boy are those bunnies when they go for a midnight snack only to see that a Nasa fortress has been built around their munchin' patch. Hope you have great success with your new garden and we look forward to munching on the offerings!

    What a fun project for your whole family to work on together!

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  18. Here's to your success!!

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  19. Anonymous5/11/2011

    You should read Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! with the girls by Candance Fleming. A great book of rabbits, gardens, and fun!

    Steph
    Washington State

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  20. M: a muddler is remarkably close to a dibbler!
    Hey - thought I saw BobBob & Wela in the Ford near Los Altos' Andronico's last weekend... : )

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  21. Anonymous5/12/2011

    now watch out for gophers, and moles..............Gyll

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  22. Can Y'ALL get in there??? It looks locked up pretty tight!! LOL

    I hope take 2 goes better!

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  23. That is a beautiful garden! The fence will pay off for years. Enjoy!

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