Random Chat and Photos forum: Live and Let Live....

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Apr 28, 2011 8:55 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I've been out doing the usual morning surveillance, looking up through the branches of a mulberry tree, thinking I'll thin out some branches to let more light in and I hear a rustling in the dried avo leaves on the ground behind me....at first I thought he was a rat, but no...a pudgy gopher, shuffling along through the leaves, on his way to somewhere. He was just totally oblivious to me, got to just below my feet and looked up at me, then shuffled on. I've decided that I'd much rather plant in wire than kill the gophers...
He blends in with the leaves, but you can spot his beady, bright little eye...lol...
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May 3, 2011 5:12 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Not me! It's war and I'll use whatever weapon I have! grrrrr
May 9, 2011 3:51 PM CST
Name: Marie Ortiz
Tolleson, Arizona
War with me too......
I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?
May 9, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Well, with planting in wire I'm assured that the gophers don't get the plants, so I don't have to fight them and then the gophers get to go on with their lives also....do a good job of aerating the soil....
A change of perspective for me. Before it was just to keep the criiters from eating my plants, now I can see it from the perspective that I don't have to kill anything either. I feel better about it...
May 18, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
I believe in an afterlife and one of my questions will be why couldn't the little critters eat the weeds? Then we could live peacefully together. Hilarious!
May 18, 2011 11:05 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Thumbs up Hilarious!
May 21, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Name: Lynda
Wildomar, CA Zone 9a
Oh yea. PLEASE eat the weeds. If the basket has a very large diameter, or wire is used under a large area (not for individual plants, as in veggie garden) the little devils can dig in from the top...
May 21, 2011 1:06 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I make my wire baskets only as large as the pot the plants are in. No problems.
May 21, 2011 9:16 PM CST
Name: Liz
Emerald Hills, CA
Sherry, I find that I follow the same philosophy more and more. When the racoons or skunks starting digging in my front bed, last month, I decided to look at it as a shallow "rototilling", which would allow the compost I put down this month to integrate more easily. I did fence the backyard off from the deer, but when they wander into the front yard, I know they're really hungry (especially during the past few drought years) & enjoy seeing them.
May 21, 2011 9:43 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Well, the critters are here, I've just got to work around them...lol..they need to live too.

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