Frog – Sunday 25th February 2024


Yesterday I met a frog. I didn’t know what to make of it. The frog didn’t seem overly impressed, but I don’t think that was just about me. Mum was getting more of the blanket weed out of the pond with the net. She puts it all into the trolley on wheels so that she can wheel it up to the compost bin. We were just about to walk up the garden when a largish frog worked its way to the surface of the trolley and started jumping up and down in annoyance. He didn’t want to be out of the pond and certainly didn’t want to go to the compost bin.

Setting it free

Mum asked me to stand aside. She didn’t want me to accidentally do the frog any harm. Then she put the trolley on its side with the handle towards the pond so that the frog could hop down the side and back into the water.

I asked why she hadn’t just picked it up as she did with the newt the other week, but she said she was a big worried it would jump while she was trying to carry it.

I should make a list of all the wildlife we see in the garden. There always seems to be something new.

The greenhouse

We didn’t get far with the greenhouse yesterday. As it turns out, Dad has put quite a few branches which are waiting to be shredded, in the way. He’s getting the shredder out today so Mum thought we would wait until he’d moved them. She did have a good look around and is concerned that we may be wasting her time. Whatever she decides, she says that until the rest of the building work is finished we will have to make do with what we’ve got.



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  1. Not surprised it was an unhappy frog.
    Always a good idea to put anything you drag out the pond onto the side and leave it for a while, so any wildlife caught up can find their way out and back to the pond. And of course it gives the weeds time to dry out a bit- less weight in the wheelbarrow too. 🙂

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