We love the closeness of nature at Garra Fado Garden. We've had a Robin nest and hatch 5 chicks on the potting bench and our local Otter feasting on our gourmet Koi fish from the pond. We like to think we share our little spot of Beara with others who have been here all along. This spring Frogs have taken advantage of the empty pond and have left carpets of spawn (we won't be cutting the grass for some time). And today, we met our local Wood Mouse for the first time, our own Mrs Tittlemouse!! Now what am I supposed to do?!!! I have been cursing a pesky mouse who has been helping herself to my seed trays for some time . And there she was leisurely pottering her way along the path to our dead hedge. Needless to say, we were filled with pride that our dead hedge was doing its job as a wildlife corridor for all sorts of little creatures. But I won't be sleeping very well at night now! Will my seeds fall foul to Mrs Tittlemouse's discerning palate? Now she has had the taste for such fine dining! Maybe Mrs Tittlemouse won't be sleeping either, what with all the unruly neighbours she normally has to deal with in a dead hedge. I know, I know, it could just be fast food too...but I'm sticking to the Beatrix Potter version here.
It all started when my Nichola and her friend Mary Rose decided to create 2 little villages in the garden. Our own little Eyeries and Ardgroom! Both wonderful locations of course and Mrs Tittlemouse was first to inspect the new residence, just in case the current neighbours get too much.
If I do get to sleep hopefully I'll dream of a hedgehog sighting instead........ Mrs. Tiggy-winkle!