Today is a very special day! Lilikate’s Creatures will visit animals outside the bounds of The Shire. The occasion is the Spring Festival. I wonder what strange things we will see in the lands of the Big Folk!
I’m back at Sandsons Farm to see how they are coping! It seems not too well…Look at these huge shrews! I think tricking them into thinking that it’s cold is the silliest idea I have ever heard of… Oh dear, oh dear!
“BRR. I NEED SOME MITTENS….”- Wald Sandson.
It looks like the Elves are not the only ones having trouble with these pests. The Old Gaffer here has taken to throwing apples at this big pest who is after his tatty seedlings! I hope he ate the better part of it first! Good old Gaffer!
“See that? Bold as Brass” – Gaffer Gamgee
Nibs here, is not as smart. His old lazy cat is as far from a hunter as you can get! Maybe he should go have a talk with Gaffer Gamgee up on The Hill.
We have come along way to visit the Elves of Duillond, who have a very special garden you may like to visit sometime. The Elves have been planting seedlings but they tell me they have had some trouble.
A ha! An old friend, the Shrew! I see the problem…Shrews just love to eat fresh green shoots, and these Elves have the juiciest seedlings. Well I better give them a hand with shooing some away!
Enormous Pesky Shrew
Back in the Garden with the Elves, there is an enormous Shrew here as big as a small Oliphant it is! Eating up the seedlings faster than anyone can plant them. Lets get a good look at this handsome chap then!
Death of the Enormous Shrew
Here in the garden we can see Heroes defeating the Great Shrew! I hope the Elves’ seedlings can grow in peace with him sadly, no more….
Just outside the small enclosed garden are two very pretty birds I wanted to show you, their song is delightful. I bet the warmer weather brings them lots of insects to eat.
Racing Horses and Ponies
Race Ponies and Horses need a mention too! Test your riding skills on these beautiful animals.
But be careful on the fence jumps or you’ll end up in the sticky goo!
Hedge Maze Chickens
I was going to show you a strange sight, wild animals with their heads right in the hedgerows! They have gone now, so lets take a brief look at these wonderful Chickens and a Rooster. Sometimes they go for a run in the maze!
Next time on Lilikate’s Creatures we go back into the spooky Old Forest. Investigating the deepest depths and queerest corners for more secrets of spiders. Farewell until then…Now which way is the exit?
For this edition there are too many people to thank. So many Hobbits, Dwarves, Men and Women not to forget Elves, helped me complete this project. I must admit I was worried that I was becoming a tad bothersome to others trying to plant their seeds and shoo shrews. So thank you to those people.
Gimlora Stoutiron, Guardsman Ulknot, Cygnette Carnivore and Muin Lightfoot you were brilliant! Helped me get some great shrew screenshots.
Hoppa Joel the Naughty gave assistance at the Old Gaffers. I must send him a thank you note in the Quick Post.
Thats all from me this time…..Farewell and watch out for Shrews in your gardens!