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Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 6:37 pm

Today I was continuing to remove 1/2 of my original 3 year old bed that held one foot deep of Mel's Mix. Two inches below the surface was this cute little sleepy guy. I bopped him on the head with my digging. Maybe he wasn't sleepy just dazed. I guess he/she hibernated there all winter?

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Post  camprn on 4/16/2013, 6:41 pm

Lucky you having a resident garden toad! rahrah

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Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 6:50 pm

Thanks! So this might possibly be the same little guy/girl I saw all last summer, Oh how sweet! I'd be watering and he'd hop around to a different area. Other times the soil would "move" on it's own but nope it was my little friend again. Sometimes he'd jump and scare me cause I didn't see him. Omg this is a relationship lol. I suppose now I'm obliged to name him/her. Razz

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Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  jjlonsdale on 4/16/2013, 7:01 pm

He looks like a Bartholemew to me. (Barry for short.)

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Post  camprn on 4/16/2013, 7:02 pm

I try to tread very lightly in my garden as I don't want to step upon or kill my little garden friends the toads, garter snakes, predatory spiders, etc.

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Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 7:23 pm

@jjlonsdale wrote:He looks like a Bartholemew to me. (Barry for short.)
rock on

Camp- I saw my share of spiders and worms today too, nice to see this busy little ecosystem going on, even without all the plant growth drama. Except for the garlic that was planted too early in Sept it's now about 10 inches or so tall. The Egyptian onions are massive in comparison.

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Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  bnoles on 4/16/2013, 7:34 pm

Did ya give him a kiss to see if he would turn into a prince?

Looks like things are finally coming to life for you up there. I know you have been waiting patiently.


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Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/16/2013, 7:53 pm

Oh he looks wonderful! One year when I was still doing the traditional gardening and was rototilling, the soil moved in an area I just tilled and lo and behold there was a frog/toad (whichever it was). It wasn't hurt! I have a feeling that he lived in my neighbor's yard as that neighbor had a pond. I never saw him again after that.

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Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 8:02 pm

@bnoles wrote:Did ya give him a kiss to see if he would turn into a prince?

Looks like things are finally coming to life for you up there. I know you have been waiting patiently.


Lol! No kisses, I was lucky back in the late 70's a real prince caught my eye and here we are today growing old together.

It's been warming up nicely..but now I hear this weekend will be back down to night time 30's for a couple days. Yuck.

Triciasgarden, of course you never saw him again, he was nearly made into slices!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/17/2013, 2:38 am

awwww....I love your garden friend!!

we had a large gardener snake 2 years ago that lived outback in our three sisters garden...at that time we had put down a ton of straw to keep the weeds out .and he or she...lived there all year...

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Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/17/2013, 7:57 am

Pretty nice helper there, Rose.
Here's to all our good critter friends annoying bug bottoms up

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