Monday, March 19, 2012

Burning Bush...

FURST I gotta tell you somethingy really exciting... Ernie Go Bra and I won SECOND PLACE in BUNK's GRRRREAT St. Paddy's day Contest... AND Congratulations to Benny and Lily and to Noodles who Also Won!! You are the best BUNK!! Click on the link to see and hear all about it!!! WHEEEEEE we WON!!!
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Every Fall my dad builds a big Brush Pile in the middle of the garden area. He then puts up two or three of Mom's Bird feeders near by. The Birds use the brushpile to perch and Hide from hawks and stuffs. ALSO chipmunks go in there. It is a Dachshund Delight to search through, let me tell you.Don't worry... we still have a nice Auxilary brush pile fur the Rest of the year..
So then in the late winter... Dad BURNS the brush and spreads the ashes all over the garden. It Feeds the veggie plants that will SOON be gettin planted. Bye Bye Brush Pile.. See you in the fall.

36 comments:

3 doxies said...

YAAAAAAAAY! I be SOOOOOO happies you won 2nd place just likes you wanted! Dat postie withs your mom' 2 Ds was hysterical!

Now I don't knows bouts these brush piles but my goodness I can only imagine da treasures you find in theres! Do squirrels go in theres? ooooooh, I likes me some squirrels.

Puddles

Ronnii, Uji & Izzy ( & Momma Tea ) said...

WOOHOOOOOO 2nds place is pawesome WTG guys !

Wee don'ts gets brush piles butts dem sure nuff looks intrestin to a nosy pup like mee n Sidney

Luv
Uji
xxx

Declan said...

Squibbles?! Did someone say Squibbles..!! Deccy x

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hey...a big Weenie CONGRAULTATIONS on your nice win!

Can you have a squirrel roast in dat pile too???

Lovable Lily said...

Just what you wanted ~ 2nd place!! Yeah for you!

Be careful of that brush pile out back. Sure don't want you to get roasted.

Hugs,
Lily Belle

jodistone said...

I didn't know sprinkling ash would help plants grow! Does your mom plant vegetables or flowers?

Team Beaglebratz said...

Oh Mayor Frankie sir- CONGRATZ TU U AN’ERNIE! We Beaglebratz just knew u’both HAD tu win sumthin’. You both had such cool-doozie costumez.

Our mom haz a Burnin’Bush only it iz the real thing – in the Fall the leavez turn all red. We Beaglebratz just knowz there haz got tu b sum cool-doozie huntin’in that brush pile – our mom haz a garbage can for trash only it haz old dead tree stuffz in it – even with that we can smell the squirrelz around there sumwherez.
Shiloh'n Shasta

3 doxies said...

Darn Amber beat me to it!
I was just sittin' heres wonderin' if we could has a big bon fire and rost some squirrels. I can bring some cabbage...and marshie-mellows!

Puddles

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, congrats again on your big win! Your post was soooo funny! I love your brush pile. Papaw Pantslegs does a great job with it. Makes the birds happy, then the veggies. I know you and Ernst found all kinds of fun stuff in there. I'm with Amber...squirrel on a stick!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

harrispen said...

Congrats to you and Ernie for you win. I know you wanted second place. I am still laughing at those pictures.

Cindy

Bailey said...

Congrats on your win. Sounds like fun with the brush pile.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! We are not allowed to do that here ... does the smell bother you? Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Remington said...

2nd place is awesome! Careful with the fire....

GOOSE said...

Congratulations, just what you hoped for. I see others are planning on coming over to roast squirrels over the fire. I assume the squirrels will also bring the nuts and other are bring the condiments. So all that is left is the beer. I'm on my way with a couple of six packs (will that be enough?).
Blessings,
Goose

Mileys Daily Scoop said...

Congrats!!!

That is some pile of chewies!!!

The Websters said...

You totally deserved to win. Loved those outfits.

We'll bring opossum to the bonfire. Let us know when.

xoxo,

Nora

Nola said...

I bet that brush pile is pawsome!
Dachshund Nola

Bassetmomma said...

congrats on 2nd place!! I bet those brush piles hold some interesting stuffs!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on your win, we are happy for you. We sure would love to forage in that pile with you and Ernie.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

K9 Katastrophie said...

Congrats Frankie! So glad you won! I would love to go searching through the brush pile!

Licks,
Ruthie

Mr. Pip said...

I had a hunch you two were going to win! How could you not!

I have heard about these kind of burns being good for soil and gardens. My assistant now fancies herself a gardener (she has lived out of the city for 4 months and all of a sudden she thinks she is the Green Giant). At any rate, she has big plans for her BIG garden just as soon as she convinces Papa to dig out a space for her in the backyard (which is over grown from previous owners). We will see ...

Your pal, Pip

Ginger Jasper said...

Congratulations on your win.. I bet there were so many interesting smells in there.. Shame its gone... Hugs GJ xx

Noodles said...

Hi Frankie and Ernie.
Congrats on winning 2nd place AND thanks for pointing out my error on the winners' names. My FAWN cheeks are red with embarrassment!
Love Noodles

scotsmad said...

Congrats on 2nd...we're glad you got what you wanted.

That brush pile is a great idea--and we think it's a scottie delight, too.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Macintosh Mitch said...

Congratulations to you and Ernie, Frankie!
My mom loves the smell of burning brush in the spring. Yes, I know - she's a little nutty!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Bailey Be Good! said...

Woooo! Congrats!! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

chicamom85 said...

Frankie, you totally crack me and my Mom up. Congratulations on your win, you deserved it and I am so excited Benny and Lily won too. Now on to the important stuff, when will that cabbage and squirrel roll up things be ready??? I need to be home by dark, so please let me know, I am starving.

Loveys Sasha

p.s. I don't have anydog to blame for my stinky gassers, so I just give Mom the stink eye and walk away and everyone totally thinks its her(snickers).

Two French Bulldogs said...

Congratulations on the win Frankie...dad sure is smart. We thought he was burning the birds for a minute
Benny & Lily

Pibble said...

Yeah, a nice cabbage 'n squirrel roat, a la Chef Puddles! Great idea! Congrats on the win!

Pibble said...

What the heck is a roat... ROAST!!!! Darned keyboard.

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

Congrats on 2nd place, that is PAWESOME news guys.

Slobbers

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mazel tov on winning the prize you wanted the most! Yours was an excellent entry.

Does your dad shake the brush pile or something before he sets it on fire, so any critters hiding in there can escape? Reminds mama of the way her grandma used to prepare her garden for planting.

Jed & Abby

Faith Shen said...

Congrats Ernie! keep up the good work!



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K9friend said...

Congratulations! You both rock! (In an Irish kind of way)

Pat
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Sagira said...

How cool, so you got a Mr. Chewy card? I'm so jealous!

rumpydog.com said...

that dad of yours is a pretty cool dude. I bet he's on a list of birds' favorite humans.