Friday, March 27, 2009

Funny Possums

Last night Joe and I had just finished watching ‘The Wackness’ (actually an ok movie) and we heard quite a commotion outside in our courtyard. Joe thought it might have been Pudah, the cat next door so we went to look. (I renamed him Stanley because Pudah’s a lame name – he never listened to me anyway so it doesn’t make much of a difference what I call him)

Joey (the baby possum) was trying to find our tasty tasty herbs and he was branching out on his own! Betsy was still on the fence keeping a watchful eye on him, but it was kinda cool to see him out and about. Funny little possum.

When they saw us, they decided it was time to carry on. (There aren't any herbs out there for them anymore anyway. We learnt our lesson last time) It was quite a sad sight actually because there have been painters at our place recently and they removed the trellis that was a part of the fence, so poor Joey and Betsy had to try and manouver their way around on a corrugated iron fence. Joey managed to claw his way up the wooden fence poles after falling and sliding a bit (3rd times a charm) and met up with his Mum. They had been talking to each other the whole time… no screeching like stupid Robert, just kinda whispering and waffling away to each other.

Joey proceeded to climb onto Betsys back. Poor Betsy. Joeys so big now and she had to carry him away! Robert seems to have left them alone. I did read in a book recently that the male possum will follow the female around for about a month, hassling her until they finally mate and then he abandons her. Real nice. It would seem that it’s a tough life to be a possum.

I'm going to Brisbane tonight to finally meet my nephew Harry, the most beautiful boy in the world. Yay!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Sequence of Events...

So this weekend i planted a lovely new garden. I had some basil, flat leafed parsley, celery, rosemary and thyme. I even planted seeds to grow mint and capsicum.

Uh oh....
In the above photo, possum to the left is Robert and possum to the right is Betsy. On Betsy's back, if you look closely you might see Joey. Her baby. Robert bullys Betsy, but she can hold her own. Roberts a bit stupid because he'd run at Betsy, she'd swipe at him, he'd run away, then in less then a minute he'd come back for more. Maybe he loves her. I hate them both though...

Stupid Betsy in my garden. I couldn't believe it when she was just waltzing through my herbs. Its not a big garden and shes a biiiig possum.

Joe was doing some handyman work this weekend hence all the wood. Here Betsy is eating some basil that had dried out so i threw it into the garden. She sat there for aaaages until Robert came down and decided he wanted celery and basil. I think he was a bit late though. Betsy was eating for two!
And this is the destruction that we awoke to. It was basil there in the middle... now its only 3 stalks. Then it was parsley. You can see they didn't care for thyme or rosemary. Celery didn't stand a chance.

Naughty Possums.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Below is a collection of photos of things i bought a couple of weekends ago. None of the new place yet sorry. They'll come soon.

See the wee man at the bottom of the necklace, hes a little army man! So cool...

and these are from a while back...