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Re: vegetable thieves

Get a big mean Rottweiler and put him out by the veggie patch.  That'll stop.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 6/30/2004 10:02:02 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] vegetable thieves

> When Ann Landers passed away our local paper transitioned to a column by Amy

> Dickinson.  Today's column had an interesting letter about a family's

> vegetable garden problem.  Her solution should have  included zucchini.


> Summary:  Woman has been married 4 yrs and loves husband's family, except

> for Uncle Frank.  UF lives up the road and comes by frequently to steal from

> her vegetable garden.  Not just an onion or 2, but the entire crop at a

> time.  She actually caught him taking produce once, but he just waved and

> drove off.  He has always taken what he wants from family members (not just

> food) and no one ever confronts him or his family.


> Amy suggested she confront him jokingly to see what he says, plant extra

> rows just for him - telling him so and suggesting he help with the weeding.

> She also suggested come autumn, that she retaliate by leaving 18 bushels of

> squash and 56 pounds of tomatoes on his porch.


> Kitty


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