Saturday, February 16, 2013

FRENEMIES - and so it begins

I wondered previously at what point the rabbits in my yard would switch from happy little friends to hungry little enemies.  I imagined I had at least until Spring.

However I have noticed that they have been having their way with a couple of Cedars. 

Funny since it does not seem to have happened before, but this has been a snowier winter than the past few and they say that the warmer winters are part of the reason why there are more bunnies. So they may be as hungry as they have even been in their short lives.

The rabbits have been jumping up the snowbank and nibbling on the Cedars half way up. 

Come spring it may look as if I attempted to trim them into some forced shape, which is totally not my style, at all.  Apparently now I have 'co-designers' helping out.

And so it begins.

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6 comments:

  1. I like that word "frenemies". That's how I feel about the squirrels that run around our yard.

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    1. Ah yes, bulb-eating squirrels can fit into the category as well!

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  2. Haha! You need a fox! We once had many rabbits, until a red fox moved in. Now I rarely see rabbits, though a couple years ago one did eat all of my newly planted pansies. Then last year I saw one around my woodland garden, but he was a properly trained rabbit and only ate weeds.

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    1. Hmm, there was some fur under the bird feeder last week but I doubt it was a fox, though you never know since we are quite near the river... I need me one of those 'trained' rabbits.

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  3. Until two years ago we never had to worry about bunnies. Now we do. At least one seemed to have made a pied a terre underneath our low 'welcoming platform'. Even in the deer fenced vegetable garden I now have to use row covers to protect the most rabbit-desirable veggies. Grrrrrrr.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, your blog looks quite interesting too! I like the way you tried forcing Snowdrops, I hope you get some blooms.

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