Sometimes I think I'm Snow White or Cinderella...really any Disney princess who has animals following her around. I have rabbits, squirrels, birds, tree frogs, ground squirrels, a raccoon, cats, and dogs who all visit my backyard regularly...even when I'm out in it. (I've named the ones who come to visit me regularly.) Now, I have a turkey that comes to visit me in my backyard. (Disclaimer: I don't live in the country. I live in a house in a neighborhood about one mile from the nearest expressway.) Maybe they visit me because they know I won't harm them. (I never, ever kill spiders...I relocate them outside.) Maybe they visit me because I name them. Maybe they visit me because I talk to them. Maybe they visit me because they know I'd be a vegetarian if I wasn't too lazy to make two meals...one for me and one for meat-loving Matt. Maybe I should start wearing gowns and sing to them.
|Meet Thomas...the latest addition to my backyard brood.|
Because of the animal farm I seem to be creating, I didn't want to plant a garden and have it turn into a litter box or a snack bar for the animals. So, while searching online for some different planting options, I came across this gem: a vertical herb garden. Matt built it for me and put in lots of herbs and a few small plants. I just hope the next animal to join my menagerie isn't a deer or a giraffe...yet.