Kathy547's blog: This & that for today

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 1:05 PM

Several days ago, about the time I started hearing a loud rattling sound it registered that the dogs were barking. I was actually on the other side of that wall, inside & I guess that's why I could hear so clearly. After getting all the dogs & the cat indoors - a lot harder than you would think - I debated what to do. The rattlesnake was not moving off & I couldn't let it stay there. I know snakes have their place in nature, & I know it is illegal to kill them unless they pose a threat to you. Since I have to think of myself, my husband, & all the critters here, I called a neighbor with a gun.
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Same area without snake & cleaned up a bit. I also put some tomatoes I wintersowed in the ground. Thank goodness I live in the country so hopefully my fencing is unnoticeable.
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Why I hate orange trumpet vine. It grows in the woods nearby & along the road in the trees. We have never planted it yet fight it constantly. We haven't used the chimney in several years & either the wind or a bird has dropped seeds. I plan to get a chimney sweep out to clean it out & put some sort of cover on it.
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We have lived here for 24 years & I just noticed gladiolas in this area right at my property line. This area is where those huge high line, transformer things for electricity going to the transformers to your house are. The light company comes through once or twice a year bushhogging & sometimes spraying. Which saddens me because that area gets loaded with blackberries. They maintain it but it is actually owned by a man who doesn't live here. I've only heard about him through my elderly neighbor & met him once. A few months ago he had all the pine cut, leaving a mess with trees & stumps everywhere. Anyway, I took a picture with my phone & showed it to my husband. Who informed me that he had told me about them for years. (Guess I REALLY don't hear him when he opens his mouth😬).

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I went back the next day & dug up several. I know its the wrong time but I hate to think they will be sprayed.

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I'm always stopping & putting turtles in the road on the side of the road they were headed but this one was in my yard. I've always seen them as one color so this seems either younger or older maybe.

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