RE: [gardeners] Outsmarting Coons (not)

George Shirley (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 16:32:00

Maybe the neighboring farmer offered to shoot anyone or anything he found
"harvesting" his corn or, he may be growing that tasteless crap they make
corn sugar out of.


At 04:12 PM 8/19/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Really???   I wonder why they never thought of that?  They've had a
>garden for probably the last 40 years, and a big one at that (about 1/4
>- 1/3 acre).  My father-in-law is what I would call an "expert" on
>veggie gardens.  I can't imagine he didn't know.  Maybe they don't like
>their corn to be "corny". 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	George Shirley []
>> Sent:	Wednesday, August 19, 1998 10:24 AM
>> To:
>> Subject:	RE: [gardeners] Outsmarting Coons (not)
>> At 09:02 AM 8/19/98 -0400, you wrote:
>> >Hey, it was worth a shot!  If she hadn't planted her corn, then there
>> >would've been no suspense to see whose they got.  I hope she gave you
>> >some of hers.
>> >
>> >My in-laws had the same philosophy as you. They live right next to a
>> >farmer's corn field and could never understand why the coons went for
>> >their little tiny plot of sweet corn when they could have an entire
>> >field of field corn.  I said to them several times, "would you eat
>> >cardboard when you can have chocolate?".  Never sunk in. 
>> >
>> >Alice
>> >
>> Good Grief Alice. Tell your in-laws to get the next door field corn as
>> it
>> first ripens. Most of it is delicious as roasting ears at that stage.
>> Not
>> like the specially bred hybrid sweet corns but with a real corn
>> flavor.
>> George