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the other half of the story

(pretend that it hasn't been almost a month since I told the first half of this story)

So when we left our brave skunk-fighters, we had two plans. One was to try and poison the skunk with smoke bombs, the kind that you can also put down gopher holes. We thought we could block both ends of the pipe with a feed sack full of dirt and slip the smoke bomb in and let it do its work. But since I am such a fraidey-cat, I was afraid of getting skunked when I blocked both ends of the pipe.

Our other plan was to try and dispatch the skunk with a .22 rifle.

Frugalboy, who at the ripe age of ten has already proven himself to be an excellent marksman with a .22 when plinking at soda cans up in the mountains with Frugaldad, was recruited to be our sniper.  read more »

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog to bring you this breaking news...

I know I still need to tell the rest of that skunk story. It was getting late and my brain was pretty fried. But I have to tell another one!  read more »

Filling The Hollow Tree

I updated the Hollow Tree in my sidebar...I decided after 36 pints of beans, plus what I still have from last year, I was finished. So I pulled the plants up and put them in the compost pile! I also harvested all my carrots and onions. This is the year I will clean up my garden before the winter comes. Cross my heart.

our friend skunky

seeing the skunk at the end of the tunnel

A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the blackberry patch to pick berries. There was a stand of long grass in my path so I stood on it to bend it down and clear the way. Every time I stepped on the grass, I heard a funny noise in the currently unused irrigation pipe close by. The funny thing was, I wasn't hitting the pipe every time I pushed down on the grass, but the noise coincided with the grass hitting the ground. The noise sounded like a frog jumping up and down, echoing a little in the 30 foot piece of plastic pipe. I kicked the pipe a little, trying to see if I could hear anything else. Nothing. I had the phone with me, so I called Frugaldad and told him about it, and he mentioned that he thought he'd heard a noise out there the day or so before.  read more »

soon

so it is really hard to get back into blogging once you have taken a long break. My 3 older kids are back in school so my days have calmed down a little. Promise I'll post more soon! I have a good skunk story to share!


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