My buddy Gary wants some updates. Powdery snow sucks! Plow, shovel, and plow some more.
An enemy of the cottontail: the weedeater. Now that everyone has a weedeater, lawns and property are all perfectly manicured. While this may be pleasing to the eye, it destroys rabbitat. A rabbit needs very little cover to nest and sometimes it is surprising where they will decide to build a nest. That little bit of weeds around a tree or shed might have been just enough to raise a litter of rabbits out of but with the weedeater it is gone. Many people want their property clear from property line to property line leaving little space for nesting. I like a nicely mowed lawn, but I leave areas for my favorite game animal. My neighbor, Mr. Dinkleburg, hates me for it but Mrs. Cottontail loves it and repays me with little ones that I can enjoy starting the hounds out on. Add some old junk (right Gary?) and you have improved your rabbitat.
1/29/2011 12:04:42 pm
I'm lucky when it comes to rabbitat around my home.My backyard is a 1 acre strip of land surrounded on three sides with brush.It's a great spot for starting the pups.Once they start running I have to hit my other spots because I have a highway on the other side of the house.How nice it would be to live way out in the sticks with no highways around.Just Like Heaven !!!
2/1/2011 02:27:29 am
I guess I shouldn't complain about powdery snow. Got blasted today with solid ice. Wife couldn't get to work for the 1st time in 16 years. Ok, ok freezing rain really sucks!
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