Giraffes on the Alsea River

We planted a tomato plant in each of our 2 Topsy Turvy containers.  As they started to grow I remembered why they are not a great idea.  The plant wants to grow up and the roots want to grow down.  So the roots seem to get root-bound around the base of the plant.  But we have wildlife that will eat the plant if we put it in the ground so this is our best bet….

so I thought…

Topsy Turvy Container
Topsy Turvy Container with Tomato

HEY!  WHERE’D THIS PLANT GO?

Topsy Turvy Container
Where’d the tomato plant go?

It was there earlier in the day!!  How/who could get to that plant to munch it off at the base?  That’s hanging about 14′ above the ground!

Chipmunk?  Giraffe?

Apple Blossoms
Pre-Applesauce

Well, at least we’ll have applesauce next fall; if Don can keep scaring the bears out of the tree.

Muskrat
Muskrat

I’ve seen this cute little muskrat a couple times and I saw a small river otter by himself a couple days ago.

I haven’t seen an elk in over a week.  I’m guessing they’ve retreated to the mountains to have their calves.  I think they can protect them better up there.

Heron
Scopin’ out the river

We saw this heron and an osprey have a little tiff over their fishing grounds.  The heron actually made a pass at the osprey.  I think the heron won.

Heron with Fish
Heron Caught a Fish

 

 

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