What do you see? A pile of dried leaves? Good, that’s how I want the hog to look.
Yesterday I released three huge prickly hedgehogs, they were four times the size that they were when they arrived at the rescue and totally rearing to go. Selecting their new homes is always a worry for me. These three were all males so needed to be released in different areas, so much thought was needed in order to find them their ideal homes.
If there’s water nearby they need a slope to be able to climb out, good cover is needed for nesting and hibernating, and what will they be eating….sighs, decisions, decisions! AND I have to remember where I’ve released hogs in the past.
Finally, I found three perfect homes, it took all evening but I was happy with my choices. I covered each hog with dried material and left them with plenty of food to ease them into their new lives, then walked away with many a backward glance. I do hope they all do well…..
I’ve painted up a few more old bits and pieces and popped them in the courtyard museum….
And…..guess what? YES…. I found a tin of red paint!!!
This little rabbit hutch was donated by the rescue, now Herbie can sleep here during the day if the greenhouse gets too warm.
Erm……the lamps seem to be taking over in this area!
Obviously getting carried away! Again!
Now y’see that metal stand? That was once a support that came around double glazed windows, I tied it all together and now it’s a great little place for me to grow my herbs, spinach and rocket and it’s right outside the kitchen so not far to go to gather them on rainy days…
Hmmmmmm….bits of red are appearing everywhere!
Enough is enough…..soooo…..moving swiftly on!
The garden is full of cherry blossom, it’s floating everywhere and I just love it.
These three cherry trees all flower one after another, and when they have finished all the plum, pear, and apple blossom comes out.
Sam loves to chase the petals, you should see the daft thing leaping about….he’s taking a breather here but he’ll soon continue his antics.
And just look at the tadpoles, lots of green and brown frogs coming….
And there’s been lot’s to celebrate too. My lovely neighbour Barbara had a birthday and twenty two of us went for a meal, then back to her house to party, and it didn’t cost us a penny so I’m on the lookout for a thank you plant, something delightful, just like her.
And finally, last but not least..
Daughter has a birthday today, she’s now twenty six, struth, how times flies! She’s out with her chap tonight but she and I will celebrate on Saturday with a meal and a circus performance. Just people mind, NO performing animals…oh no, that wouldn’t do at all!