Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bunny Wishes and Chicken Wire "War"




Today's post is a two part mix.

First of all, the little girl bunny pictured above and below has a smile that almost sings out "HAPPY EASTER" to each of you.

Found in a thrift shop, I fought with every fiber of my being to refrain from buying her since we already had a bunny army around here. But her sweet face did me in and I succumbed.

Every time my eyes rest on her, or when guests come, she makes us smile so she  turned out to be a very valuable purchase after all. The world needs all the smiles it can get.





A couple of weeks ago in a post, I lamented that squirrels had been digging up my daffodil and tulip bulbs and eating them for lunch. A potent three-pepper mixture---cayenne, crushed red peppers, and jalapenos--- got poured all over the small green shoots of the flowers, barely peeking out from the earth.



















The next morning, to my utter dismay, two new holes had been dug. Now those squirrels are hot tamales because the pepper mixture was guaranteed to sizzle the taste buds.

As a result of the hot tamale squirrels apparently liking the pepper mixture, we have now declared "chicken wire war" on them. If they manage to dig up the bulbs through the wire holes, they won't be able to get them out. (We hope.) Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.



HOW DO YOU KEEP CRITTERS AWAY FROM YOUR PLANTINGS?

13 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh no, I was hoping the hot sauce would keep them away. I do love the little rabbit, such a sweet face.

Linda O'Connell said...

The beasts rule no matter how much chicken wire hubby uses. The deer eat the flowers, the squirrels eat the bulbs, the birds and groundhogs nibble the tomatoes, and so he just plants extra. Cute bunny!

LDH said...

Good morning, Susan and sweet Bunny!

I have a problem with rabbits (no offense Bunny) devouring my flowers. They don't bother too much with begonias but just about everything else is lunch. Chicken wire is the ONLY thing that protects and I guess I have learned to see through it and just enjoy what flourishes.

Kathy said...

Love the sweet rabbit - you had to come home with her.
For some reason the squirrels leave my bulbs and garden alone - I think I'd result to very drastic measures if they were digging them up!
I think it is because of the dogs and the cats - maybe they're now my best friends!
Kathy

Susan said...

Hello Sweet Blogger Friends: It's almost Easter! Lots to do today.

I want to welcome Katherine from Katherine's Corner, this blog's 218th Follower. So nice to have you, Katherine.

Sending warm thoughts out to each of you this day, Followers and visitors. Have a great day! Hugs, Susan

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan,
YOUR turn to tell us seven things about yourself. I passed the award to you and Odie,t he first two on my list. Have fun.

Chatty Crone said...

As we have a critter in the attic for the 3rd time I don't think you want or need my advice. That wire screen seems like it will do the trick!

And there is always room for one more soldier I mean bunny.

Happy Easter

mo said...

Hi Susan,

Your bunny is adorable. I like her nose.

I cannot believe the squirrels like the pepper?

What's that about?

Strange huh?

Happy Pink Saturday dear!

*hugs*

mo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Susan,
I would not have been able to have resisted that sweet bunny either.
Happy Easter!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Cute bunny! Those squirrels are something else. Happy Easter!

Diann said...

Sweet bunny! You have some tough squirrels if they are snacking on that hot mixture! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing.. Happy Easter & Happy Pink Saturday~

diane stetson said...

Try mothballs!

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