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The Possum’s Okay

The plan was to return to the farm after 5 days, but, as is often the case, things didn’t go according to plan and our return was delayed by a week. Which was no big deal for me but quite … Continue reading

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Not Another Possum Post!!!

Yes, another possum post. I keep thinking I know everything the possum will do, what it will eat, and where I can expect my possum-losses to accumulate. I keep being surprised at how many ways my possum can eat me … Continue reading

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Possum Box Update

We have installed 3 possum boxes on our property. The first was designed to be home to a sugar glider. No sugar glider moved in but a bee swarm did. That box is now positioned nice and low in the … Continue reading

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Probably a Possum

I can’t help myself, I continue to try to figure out who my vegetable thief is. I doubt there is any more I can do to protect myself, but the curiosity simply kills me. I harvested a nice, (1 kilo) … Continue reading

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My Poor Avocado Tree

I had such high hopes for my avocado tree this year. It was looking healthy and had its first batch of fruit; maybe 25 avocados in total. I really love avocados and really really wanted to harvest at least one … Continue reading

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Feeding the Masses of Fauna off Sunflowers

Seriously, those sunflowers really bring in the masses. The gift that keeps on giving. These are some of the uses to which my sunflowers are put in my garden: Seeds: As soon as they’re planted they’re dug up and eaten … Continue reading

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What Else but a Possum

What else could have done this but a possum? Inside the teepee of cucumber vines I found the remains of more than one tomato. Possums only come out at night, why would it hide in this little “room”? It does … Continue reading

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Protecting my Avocados

My avocado tree has avocados for the first time this year. It’s something like 8 years old and it started from a seed sprouting in my compost heap. I’ve watched and hoped and waited and worried and now it looks … Continue reading

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Possums have moved in

In April we hung a parrot nest box in the gum tree in our back yard. Nothing moved in by early spring so I despaired. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Frank saw a possum dart out of the box … Continue reading

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Brushtail Possum Box

A family of brushtail possums lives in our roof (photo not mine – courtesy of http://www.ozpossum.com/photos.htm). It doesn’t bother me that much but Frank is convinced this is not acceptable. I haven’t argued because I’ve heard (and seen) that possum … Continue reading

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