Re: [gardeners] skirret

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 22:07:01 -0400

>By the way, how long does it take for Chinese Yam to come up? I'm getting
>worried that the blankety-blank squirrels might have gotten them when
>Sleepy Dawg wasn't on duty.
That may be it George.  My squirrels are all very glad that I planted
this year  :-(  They got every last one of them.  They didn't miss not a
Good thing potatoes are cheap  :-).  My peas are doing nicely, and I'm
to be eating some soon!  I haven't even planted my tomatoes yet.  I'm
farther and farther behind.
I did get some goodness today though.  We had a family with two particularly
mean little boys move near us recently.  They fly the bird as often as they
and have told me to kiss their ass on more than one occasion.  THey have
made it their job to make life difficult for my youngest child.  We opened
the pool
this weekend, and got the children a trampoline to play on.  Needless to
say, our
house has been the place to play this week.  The oldest, meanest boy had
to come over and take over the trampoline, but I explained to him politely,
firmly that he could not come over to play until he could applogise to me,
and we
could have a talk.  Today, first the youngest one came over and appologised
we had a discussion about playing nicely, no cursing, respecting the adults,
and that
I and my husband are the bosses in our yard, and everyone had to play by our
rules at our house.  No problem.  A couple of hours later, the older one
came over
with a tad more attitude, but also agreed to the terms!
I'd much rather get along with the kids in the neighborhood, as they will be
all summer.  We actually got quite a dialog going, as one of them was very
that I was a nurse and was actually digging in the dirt!  I was planting a
few things
near the trampoline, and talking with the children.

Coastal NC
Zone 8
Sunset zone 31