Where The Wild Things Are

Where the wild things are . . . in our back yard, of course!

“Little Rabbit” checking out the Bee Balm.

Rabbit in the garden. Notice all that untouched lettuce in the 2nd row!

I’m all for wild life and all.

Except when I’m not.

I am on my THIRD round of trying to plant sunflowers!!!

One of the three last standing sunflowers powered with cayenne pepper.

First, the squirrels dug up and ate every last sunflower seed I planted early spring.

Second, young little rabbit ate all the delicate leaves off the second crop of sunflowers I planted later this spring.

And NOW…the not so little rabbit continues to feast on my THIRD crop of sunflowers!

Rabbit will not feast on all the lettuce I planted (see 1st photograph…lettuce in 2nd row!).

I planted more than we can consume.

I’m willing to share with rabbit but, alas, rabbit will have none of it for rabbit prefers sunflowers.

I’ve sprinkled shaved Irish Spring soap around each sunflower.

I’ve covered young seedlings with buckets and flower pots and pots.

I’ve resorted to a concoction of cayenne pepper and chili powered sprinkled on and around each remaining sunflower.

This is war!

And then we have…

A family of raccoons!

In a tree in our back yard.

Aren’t they cute?

Well, this cute little family of raccoons is wreaking havoc in our back yard.

Every morning I find our potted plants on the back porch disheveled.

Flowers and mulch in the garden beds in disarray.

Our cat’s water bowl dirtied with mulch, mud and dirt.

Happy they wash their little paws! LOL


This is war in my back yard.

Yet, the rabbit, the raccoons and other wild life in our back yard is where the wild things are.

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~Albert Einstein

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