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Chemikiem 6 | 1,804
14 Aug 2019  #151
I will have to put a part of the whole fence into the ground cause she can dig a tunnel anywhere.

Yeah, rabbits look cute and cuddly, but they can be quite destructive. You'll have to put chicken or mesh wire below the surface all the way round the enclosure. Don't leave a break where the posts are sunk as they can chew through wood and she may get out by chewing her way through a post. Sure you know all this anyway! She is trying the rabbit version of 'The Great Escape' :)

have you ever seen a snake kill and swallow a large rodent?

No......but I would probably be the one trying to rescue the rodent! I know that that is natural behaviour for the snake but not sure how I would feel seeing it close up! I find animals to be very therapeutic. I've had 3 cats, 2 dogs and many pet rats, hamsters and a rabbit when I was a teenager. Now, I have what looks to be a feral cat constantly camped out in the garden. I've been feeding it scraps of meat, but I can't get too close, he/she hisses like mad and constantly swipes with very sharp looking claws......

It will be a big one

Massive! But I'm sure you'll do a good job and it'll look lovely when it's finished :)
OP pawian 157 | 9,121
16 Aug 2019  #152
she may get out by chewing her way through a post. Sure you know all this anyway!

I had no idea,. How? Those manuals on rabbit care read nothing about it.

but I would probably be the one trying to rescue the rodent!

I sometimes feel like it but don`t forget What immortal hand or eye / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?)

But I'm sure you'll do a good job and it'll look lovely when it's finished :)

Yes, I will do a good job and lose a lot of weight, carrying a ton or two of soil onto it. ):)

I mentioned weeding. I care for the first 30 metres of the orchard/veg part. Beyond it, it becomes terra obscura.





OP pawian 157 | 9,121
19 Aug 2019  #153
Today I am picking raspberries. Two kinds of busy races are going on around the bushes:
I am racing to pick as many as possible before the scorching sun kills me
Bees and bumblebees are racing to collect their sweet stuff from as many flowers as possible too.
We are not disturbing each other.

Did you know that when you close a bumblee bee in your both hands it won`t sting you as long as you don`t squeeze it? I read about this trick in a book decades ago and learnt how to do it. When my school mates saw it, they thought I was a real tough guy. :):) I show it to my kids and they also think daddy is a badass. Especially that I also catch big spiders to show them.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,804
1 day ago  #154
I had no idea,. How?

I'm not saying she will chew through a fence post overnight, but rabbits do like to chew wood - Google it. A lot will depend on how intent she is on digging and escaping. It's natural for them to want to burrow, but maybe she is bored on her own in her enclosure. Younger rabbits in particular will chew.

Beyond it, it becomes terra obscura.

Do you just leave that bit of land then? For sure, it would be ridiculous to weed all that by yourself, it would be a thankless task :( It looks pretty though :)

Especially that I also catch big spiders to show them.

NOOOOOOOO!!
OP pawian 157 | 9,121
1 day ago  #155
It's natural for them to want to burrow, but maybe she is bored on her own in her enclosure.

That might be the case, although she is accompanied by the tortoise.

it would be ridiculous to weed all that by yourself,

I only mow it. But I am working on sowing certain plant which grows low and covers the ground very exactly. I don`t know its name. I noticed it 5 years ago and been collecting seeds and scattering them in other places since then. And I see the results.

NOOOOOOOO!!

Yes, the barn is inhabited by giant spiders which shocked my kids when they saw them.
OP pawian 157 | 9,121
1 day ago  #156
Each year is different. This summer I have done a hundred minor things around the house and garden.
Last year I made two big ones: painted the house and built a smokehouse.







Chemikiem 6 | 1,804
17 hrs ago  #157
she is accompanied by the tortoise.

Yes, but I doubt there will be too much interaction between a rabbit and a tortoise ;)

the barn is inhabited by giant spiders which shocked my kids when they saw them.

I think I would have heart failure.........

built a smokehouse.

Do you mean somewhere to smoke e.g home-made sausages, wędliny etc, or barbecue area?
OP pawian 157 | 9,121
13 hrs ago  #158
Yes. last year I smoked sausage, trout and chicken.

Today I am doing an experiment: the whole salmon and two chickens.





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