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Re: OT: annual copperhead post

  • Subject: Re: OT: annual copperhead post
  • From: "carolcc5" <Carolcc5@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 06:26:57 -0000

An addition to the (long) last message.  I forgot to address the 
issue of grasshoppers.  They are good fish-bait but let's face it; 
one can use only so many of them.  Why do we have a 'kajillion" of 


--- In iris-talk@y..., "Donald Eaves" <donald@e...> wrote:
> I know I do this every year, but I was reminded today that those 
who live
> where these and similar critters may be attracted to the flotsam 
and jetsam
> the garden environment accumulates, to be aware.  I will be jumping 
> time the wind moves a leaf, or step on one of the many dog sticks 
they drag
> around and every time a grasshopper jumps.  Since there are a 
> grasshoppers now shredding every iris leaf in sight, I will be 
jumping a lot
> for the next week or so.  I was moving a railroad tie to make a new 
bed for
> the seedlings still left and two were contentedly curled up 
underneath it.
> About 1 1/2 foot from an arilbred patch and 4 ft from the entrance 
to the
> garage.  I guess I'll start using the flashlight instead of 
wandering around
> at night without it.  I don't know when I dropped the railroad tie, 
but I'm
> glad it didn't land on my foot.  That would have done more damage 
than a
> bite, I suspect.  Naturally I found them BEFORE I went into the 
pasture to
> get some cinder blocks for the ends of the bed.  Instead of just 
> about wasps and black widow spiders......well, it just took longer 
than it
> would have :).  At first I was glad the dogs hadn't been bitten, 
but then I
> was thinking what use these gifts from unknown persons are if they 
can't at
> least wart the things away?  They are about to clean me out of 
lizards and I
> want those!
> Donald Eaves
> donald@e...
> Texas Zone 7b, USA

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