Tag Archives: Garden

even one bee makes a difference!

I think we saved a bee…

When I was playing ball with the dogs, Sofie alerted me to a huge bee wriggling on the ground. I picked him up, he was covered in ants! It looked like he was struggling to get them off of him, so I helped. Once all the ants were relocated, the bee calmed down. Well, it seemed like he did.

Worried about him, because  he wasn’t flying away, I let him hang out on my hand. He was very woeful.

I plomped him down in a few flowers to see if that would revive him.

DSC00900 copy

DSC00902 copyMostly, he liked the hisad beebiscus. He climbed right on in there and came to life within seconds.

My beautiful, beautiful Sofie

My beautiful, beautiful Sofie

She’s getting so big! She’s seven and a half months old now.

Pokey. I helped a hedgehog today.

He was having a bad day. He got stuck between the wires of our backyard fence. I think he must have been there for awhile because there were lots of struggle-claw-marks in the ground. Sofie knew he was in trouble and barked a few times to get me to pay attention. When I got there, Sofie calmly stood there and looked between me and the hedgehog. She may have shrugged her shoulders. (she also may not have)

Hedgehog stuck in the fence

Hedgehog stuck in the fence

Well, we have to do something, I said.

I got the bolt cutters…only thing I could find in a hurry. Bent a wire back on the fence and the little guy shimmied back and rolled into a little, spiky ball. Awwwww

I checked him out and he didn’t have any fence or dog damage. Phew. I held on to him for awhile because I just wanted to. Then he slowly started to unfurl (but not completely). I took him out of the yard and found him a nice safe space in the vacant yard beside us—in a great little natural den made of blackberry branches. He was once again safe.

Hedgehogs are very patient…I kept checking on him and he was still in ball-form just waiting it out. Then, on one of my hedgehog checks, he had scampered away. Yay!


Pokey the hedgehog

Pokey the hedgehog

Pokey the hedgehog

Pokey the hedgehog

Pokey the hedgehog

Pokey the hedgehog

Here are a few little videos of him.

After release from the fence

Such a handy animal…rolling up all tiny-like

Biding his time

Creatures I met in the garden today

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

A snail tree and a new bug to identify

Yah, we’re growing some snails. Two of them are ready so far.

It’s like a spider, fly and mosquito got together and had this little guy.

little beasties in the garden

Dagpauwoog - Peacock Butterfly

Flower Garden

Little guy and a bigger, little guy

snails - the smaller one is so tiny

Exploring snail

Gardening day!

Friendly little gardening/plant place near us

Plants in the truck...getting excited! (Me…not the plants)

Yay planting!

Plants waiting to get in the soaking tub before they're stuck in the ground. Cherry and pear trees!

Machiel plants all the Laurels

Building up my cute little mossy, shrubbery, flowery pocket of the garden.

Beautiful new Weeping Willow tree (unlike any Weeping Willows I've ever seen).

things in the garden

bamboo in the backyard - very prolific

Magnolia bush. So delicate and smells lovely.

early spring clean up

Starts today.

M is outside with the leaf blower, weed cutter thingee and a broom.

I’m inside paring down the clothes, putting away (most of ) the winter adornments, giving my studio more space and dusting.

Then, tonight we reward ourselves with baked nachos!

%d bloggers like this: