Archive for January, 2009
When it comes to gardening, there are a hundred and one tools that are utilized for different purposes in the garden. However, there are a few basic tools that can complete a multitude of tasks in the garden, and truly, a lot of garden tools are unnecessary. The basic tools necessary for every garden include shovels, spades, rakes, and post hole diggers. Shovels have been an essential gardening tool for centuries, useful for planting, moving dirt, and dozens of other simple tasks. Spades are great for those smaller plants that don’t require deep holes, and for digging trenches to plant seeds. Rakes, like shovels, have dozens of practical uses.
Now you might be thinking: post hole digger? Truly though, there are lots of circumstances in the garden where you need to dig deep holes, or remove clay and hard dirt, for these situations, a post hole digger is essential. In many ways it has applications like that of a shovel, plus you can always use it for setting up fences, raised beds, and markers with its intended ‘post hole’ function.
Keeping a pet rabbit can be quite enjoyable, but just like any animal, rabbits require attentive care. Rabbits, like other pets, need adequate nutrition to stay healthy, thus it’s important to feed them a mixture of rabbit pellets, alfalfa supplements, and vegetables. Rabbit pellets are purchasable from most stores that sell rabbit and pet food, while alfalfa hay is available in bails or smaller quantities from farm suppliers. Rabbits will eat a number of different fruits and vegetables; some favorites often include carrots (of course) bananas, apples, and celery.
Rabbits also need regular exercise; they should be let out of their cage or pen often and be allowed to hop about. If you are indoors, keep an eye on them, because rabbits love to chew and dig at the floor. Outdoors, just make sure your rabbit is in an enclosed area; they’re curious creatures by nature and love to roam.