Re: [gardeners] Southern Gardeners

George Shirley (
Thu, 05 Aug 1999 13:35:47 -0500

Michael & Bambi Cantrell wrote:
> >Byron wrote:
> >>
> >> I hope you don't mind, but with all the poisions critters you have
> >> how do you weed a garden with out being bit. ?
> >>
> >> I was thing about this while I was weeding at a balmy 72F. I don't
> >> worry about them.
> >>
> >> Byron
> >
> >Snakes don't usually hang around where there's people activity. Only
> >thing we really worry about here are fire ants and you learn pretty
> >quick to watch for them. Plus, as hot as it is here, the critters are
> >hunting cool places just like we are.
> >
> >George
> So the easy answer is, we just don't weed.  It's too hot to be out
> there this time of year.   Or we use a hoe and stand up and weed.
> Or we've just got enough sense to watch for things that will
> either kill us outright, or drag us down into their burrows and
> eat us at their leisure.
> Just some more of life's little ways to help control overpopulation
> growth.
> Sorry, sometimes I just can't help myself.........
> Bambi
> Coastal Carolina

For those that get dragged down a burrow and eaten I like to think of it
as "cleansing the gene pool." The really dumb ones get et first. <VBG>