Monday, August 31, 2020

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

One day back in the early spring I found some super adorable tadpoles swimming around in one of the water tubs I keep next to the Wool House to collect rain water off the roof and rinse water from washing wool. 

All together now... "Awwwww..."

I love frogs.  I really love tadpoles.  This will be So Much Fun watching them grow up!


You are pretty cute.


Of course as the summer blazed on I had to provide some super attractive shade from the afternoon sun and, so they'd have enough to eat, I scooped up some plants from the actual Frog Pond, where they should have been living.


And after that, all I've been able to see is adult frogs staring at me from the top of the green.  Occasionally I pull some weeds back so I can see all the taddies below, but mostly I just see frog eyes.  

And as they have been so happy here, they've multiplied into all three tubs, so now I have to put buckets under the downspout of the barn to collect rain water to water my plants and gardens.  That's pretty special looking, too.

If you'd like to watch it all unfold on Instagram...






Pro-tip:  When you hear two frogs talking like that...you're going to find a bunch of new frog eggs in the morning.  


I haven't figured out what I'm going to do this fall.  I guess I'll scoop everyone out and release them back at the ponds.  It's been "kinda" fun, but I "kinda" hope they don't move back in next spring.


16 comments:

Linda said...

LOL! I 'kinda' laughed at the "I have to put buckets under the downspout of the barn to collect rain water to water my plants and gardens. That's pretty special looking, too." You are a good egg Sara!

Lady Locust said...

Oh now that sounds like something I'd do - haha. Glad it's not just meeee.:-)
They are just so fun to watch, especially when they begin growing legs.

Henny Penny said...

This is so neat. Growing tubs of frogs. Sounds like fun to me but I can understand your now wanting to do it all over next year. :) Salt sure is a sweet looing dog.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You could manage a tadpole farm:)

sophy0075 said...

Thecrazyfroglady! Thecrazybutterflylady! Thecrazychickenlady! No, not crazy, but loving some really great parts of nature.

Glenda said...

I can't thank you enough for the joy you bring into my heart on a daily basis. Particularly during the trials of daily life given all the hostility of today's world. I'm ever grateful. Blessings my dear.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well, that's something new! Frogs in tubs. I'm sure they will do just as well in the pond and then you can reclaim your tubs. But it was fun to watch.

Terry and Linda said...

You are so much fun, yourself! Always doing something actually really neat.

Helen said...

Don't you think they will 'head' for a place they can winter over when the temperatures drop? Maybe a stone or board so they can get out of the 'buckets'? Glad you could let them mature to adults. Every mosquito/fly eating frog is a good addition to the world. :)

Cheryl West said...

You are a great nurturer. A super frog success and a wonderful addition to your garden.

Anonymous said...

The first thing that came to my mind was the scene in ET where Elliott let's all the frogs go in class... I may be dating myself.😐

Laura L. said...

Pro tip. I burst out laughing at that one. :) You are the best.

Never, ever raise bullfrog tadpoles. They take 2 years (and they eat everything anyway)to finish.

karen said...

love frogs! on our country road walk we look for frogs in the water and there are usually many before it gets super hot outside.

knitski said...

No living animal is safe from you or is that they are safe because of you!? Well I of course just love this!

Juliana said...

I don't know if you will see this comment since I'm adding it to an older post, but I had to tell you that I just finished your latest puzzle, and your chickens are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for sharing a photo of them eating watermelon. It brought back fond memories of my daughter's flock and how much they loved summer vegetables and fruits, but especially watermelon!
p.s. That was a HARD puzzle!! Very fun!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I enjoyed the chicken puzzle, too :-D. I had extra fun putting the colors together because I know the feather patterns.

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