Wednesday, October 06, 2010

It's following me

We have one very long, very skinny snake that has decided it really likes our garden and possibly our egg boxes. Every time I go outside it seems like it is just sitting there staring at me. It usually looks for a bit and then slithers away. There was one broken egg in the chicken house today and I suspect it was the snake's doing, but a bit hard to tell. I'm not too worried though as it should go into hibernation soon... I think I have lived here far too long as they no longer make me jump and run inside anymore!
In other news I think I have builders-envy. My brother and his partner are building an enormous house on an enormous piece of land at the moment and all their stories of concrete foundations etc. are making me jealous! I have therefore continued on with my building projects and in my spare hour this afternoon whipped up another box garden.... now I just need to find something to plant in it! Not exactly a new house, but I did do it all by myself....

5 comments:

  1. I think that snake likes you! : ) Either that or at least your chicken eggs. ; )

    Your brother's house sounds like it's going to be really lovely.

    I really love your raised beds/box garden Jo. Those are so nice. Think I'm getting "raised bed/box garden" envy over here. : )

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  2. Brother Mike3:26 PM

    You're more than welcome to come and build some of those on our "enormous" piece of land if you like. They look pretty good to me!

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  3. Brother Mike3:27 PM

    Oh, just leave the snake behind, please! We can do without one of those!...

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  4. I have sleeper envy looking at your raised beds!

    Just wondering what the advantages are of the raised beds on a large scale? I do the une (hump?) rows with black plastic down as a weed mat/ water control to help get through the wet season without the place turning into a mud bath. I love the look of the raised beds though and wonder if that would work better....

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  5. My chickens love snake. Grab him and chop him up. The chooks will love it. You can cook it on the grill if you want to.

    Be careful though, a while back I was bitten by an Aodaisho snake as I tried to catch it (I was officially inebriated at the time) . Not poisonous, but it stung a bit.

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