Category Archives: Critters

Deer Candy

On Saturday, my friend Julie (Slipper Sistah) came over and helped me wash windows.  As you may recall, I had originally started washing windows back in May and proposed to finish the job using the “one window at a time” … Continue reading

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Rent Free!

Some of you read my blog religiously and you know that I have been “troubled” by wildlife in my suburban environment.  If you’re new, you can read about it here. Now that I’ve lived here for a year, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

That’s my teaser title excuse for getting the blog up late today.  I don’t have jury duty. For some of the employed, including me, today is a holiday known as Presidents’ Day.  I’m sitting on the couch, listening to BBC-Radio … Continue reading

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The Old Heave Ho

What is it about “Groundhog Day” that is most offensive? Is it that the garden-destroying rodent is elevated to Zeus-like status for poking his ugly head out of a burrow on the second day of February? Or is it that … Continue reading

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Pests in the Garden

Stopping by the Hampton Victory Garden at dusk last night, I ran into Jack.  He was upset and told me there was an outbreak of a fungal disease on his squash plants.  I walked around the garden and noted that … Continue reading

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Red (turtle) Neck

For the past two weeks, I’ve noticed three deer grazing on the lawn outside my office after dark.  It looks like a doe and two calves, one calf smaller than the other but neither having those white Bambi spots.  None … Continue reading

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Why Farmers Don’t Celebrate Groundhog Day

Sure, groundhogs are sort of cute.  They have a couple of big, lettuce munching front teeth, but they’re kind of cute.  You’ll read a lot of dumb stories about them today, too.  Maybe there is a reality Tee Vee show … Continue reading

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