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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bunny Battle Is On!

In my battle against the hosta snarfing, petunia munching bunny scoundrels, I may have finally gone too far.

The first sign that I had gone over the edge was when I was shouting from an upstairs (right out of the shower, no less!) bathroom window - "Get out of my yard!  Get!"  (Calling on my Indiana roots,  pronounced "GIT!")

I realized that my children and their friends might think I meant them, so I added, "Don't worry, Mommy is talking to the bunnies!"  This didn't sound quite right, either.

I have tried it all - dog hair clippings, my own hair clippings, chili powder, pepper,
bb guns, and squirt guns!

A "concerned" friend finally intervened.  "Liquid Fence" she told me.  "Do it now, do it often."

What she didn't mention is that it smells like a diaper genie/ litter box/dog poo cocktail!

Standing strong, I sprayed the entire yard.

Runners crossed to the other side of the street.

Neighbors gave me the hairy eyeball.

Children ran indoors.

My own sweet family cried "What have you done?"

The smell passed and my flowers are recovering nicely, thank you very much.

Liquid Fence, I tell you.  Do it now, do it often.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this tip at Time Travel Thursday, Kerry! I'm sure there are lots of "harried" gardeners out there who need this info.

    At the Brambleberry Cottage we actually encourage bunny visitors - by keeping our yard full of clover, plantain, and other natural treats that they find quite tasty. lol

    I would love to have you join me at the party, again tonight. Come on by and see yourself featured!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  2. Will you forgive me for not dancing today?

    My husband makes his own liquid fence - if you know what I mean...

    1. I have no judgements- whatever takes those little bastards down!
      The first Monday in May is the first official dance off. Get shakin'!

  3. Hideous, destructive little beasts. But so cute with their furry tails.

  4. thank you for sharing last year it was squirrels and rabbits that munched on the goodies in the garden

    1. We have a dog this year- the hosta buffet is CLOSED!
      Thank you for popping by!

  5. We had rabbits at the last house. They are worse then the deer at this one ;) Feel your pain!!

    1. No fox at Fox Hollow??
      I have become a bunny hater!

  6. Oh crap, I never thought of this when I planted a bunch of hosta literally 10 feet away from where I usually see bunnies. I'll be peeing on the ground myself if they start nibbling. Buggers.

    1. I have become an enemy to the bunny world!

  7. Little bunny fu-fu hoppin' through Kerry's yard scooped up the field mice and bopped him on the head...when along came the good fairy and she said, "Little bunny fu-fu hoppin' through the forest youbettergitthehellouttathere!

    1. That's right, little bunnies. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors. There's a new sheriff in town.


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