Tadpoles..

We love our toads, they out number the frogs by 20 to 1 at least and we have toads all over the whole farm. when we mow, they hop out of the way, when we garden, we find them all over the yards. we have toads shelters, and toad water dishes in all the gardens

They love laying their eggs in our slew an pond, and this year it was wet enough that the slew babies all grew up on their own but the pond like many years got lower an lower and so hubby goes and rescues them.. he sets up this tadpole raising totes and checks them daily, add’s water, food, even digs up worms for them etc

Do you have toads in your gardens? Do you have pond that always has frogs or tadpoles in it? Do you consider then to be one of your main garden proctors from bugs.. all natural bugs eaters! Hundreds of them!!

Had some trouble with the heat this morning even though I was up an going by 6 am.. called and got some help from some dear friends.. its good to have friends ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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5 Responses to Tadpoles..

  1. valbjerke says:

    We had a very large pond dug years ago – itโ€™s surrounded by trees. About 14 feet deep, 100 plus long 30 feet wide, kind of kidney shape. We actually did it because we had geese – but it has become home to a ton of frogs, toads, and every year we have at least two families of wild ducks hatch and raise their ducklings there until itโ€™s time to fly. Turns out itโ€™s an excellent water source for my bees as well. Because of the sheer size of it, it never dries up.

  2. I know we have lots of frogs here (not sure about toads) cause I can hear them and I find them in house in the fall. They always try moving in for the winter.

    • Well, that’s great for the garden, they eat so many pests each day, they are amazing helpers in that regards. I have never had toads try and move into the house.. That’s really interesting that yours do that ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Widdershins says:

    Toad-raising is a serious business! ๐Ÿ˜€

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