Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Squirrels Be Gone!

This morning after doing my chores, breakfast, four fast miles—I returned phone calls and did more paperwork. Then I took a break and had some fun! I decided to put up some chicken wire around my soon to be Fairy Tale Pumpkin Patch! I had just started unrolling the chicken wire, when Tony and Aaron appeared. "Nance," T. said, "What are you doing?"

"I'm fixin' to put up chicken wire, so the varmits can't get in and eat my pumpkins. Can you help me pick up the chicken wire, and lean it against the fence, so I can—attach it to it?"

"Nope," Tony said. "Let me and Aaron do it. I don't want the wire cutting you." He and Aaron then went to work! In less than twenty minutes, my pumpkin patch was completely fenced with chicken wire! Yeah! When the guys were done, they took off for Medina, to buy some hay.

While they were gone, I removed Tony's Walmart bird pole, from the front yard, along with four bird feeders, and took them down to the feed barn. When I returned, I removed my hanging wooden birdseed box, and returned it to the front porch—where it had originally been.

The reason I did this, was because of the small herd of visiting squirrels, that have overtaken our bird feeders, and front yard! This morning, before Tone had returned from Medina, our self appointed Squirrel Police Dog—Hank Sr., our little, sweet, twelve year old, black and white dog, nearly caught one of the little fat squirrels! It nearly scared me to death and Hank, too! So, my newly implemented plan— "Squirrels Be Gone," has officially commenced! I figure, no food—no squirrels! (Please note: We do plan to move the bird poles, and feeders to a new location—far away from our trailer and garden.)

This afternoon, Tony and I went to Karen's, 'The Plant Haus' to buy a few more plants for our garden. Her place is Kerrville's favorite plant nursery—it is the very best! Tony and I love to go there, to see all of her beautiful flowers and plants!

Y'all have a great evening! I've got to return Kinky's phone call, and then we're fixin' to watch Marley and Me!

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