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Residents of Rurikia

A walnut tree, a path to a pond, and a motion activated camera. All that is necessary for setting up a photo studio for Rurikia’s other residents.

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Raccoon Rampage at Rurikia

It was a late spring in Tokyo but an early one at Rurikia this year, and the latest report from the orchyard is that the cherries are starting to turn from yellow to red, usually an indication that they are … Continue reading

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All in good time, even for foxes

I recently had a fox in my garden. My sister had stopped by and was out working in it when she noticed some movement on the other side of the garden from where she was. She looked over and noticed … Continue reading

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Determined deer and ruthless raccoons

When I began the orchyard I was most concerned with animal damage from mice or rabbits gnawing the bark and I fashioned tree guards from various materials, with ¼ inch hardware cloth being the most satisfactory. Deer came into the … Continue reading

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