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Tips from the urban homestead

Groundhog in treeBarking up the right tree

Last year at this time, I got my urban homesteading correspondent (aka Mom) to write up a lunchtime series walking you through her garden.  This year, I simply stole her camera, which was full of stunning photos, like this series showing her dog chasing the resident groundhog up a tree.  (Clearly, the lesson to be learned here is --- keep your camera out of my hands or face the consequences.)  I hope you enjoy the urban homesteading tips that will show up here at lunchtime for the rest of the week!

This post is part of our Tips from the Urban Homestead lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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I never knew that groundhogs could climb trees. That is until I was visiting my sister and watched one climb up a tree after some sort of fruit.
Comment by Fritz Mon Oct 17 13:45:05 2011
I know what you mean! When I looked at the pictures on Mom's camera, I said, "What is that?!" I was pretty sure I knew all of the mammals living in our area and couldn't turn the image into any of them. Now I know better!
Comment by anna Mon Oct 17 13:55:06 2011
My grandfather (Hess) was fond of eating baked groundhog.
Comment by Errol Mon Oct 17 14:31:04 2011
He's the same one who you gave your squirrels too, right? Sounds like he had quite a palate! I wish I could have taken some cooking lessons from that set of grandparents.
Comment by anna Mon Oct 17 19:57:43 2011
With Daddy's typical statement, Mom's appreciation of beauty, and your robin hood thievery, I think I can wait to see you hillbillies until Thanksgiving (or maybe Christmas for Daddy considering the menu).
Comment by Maggie Thu Oct 20 12:52:35 2011

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime