11 June 2007

Emily has really been against my war with the moles. She was horrified when I told her I planned to get rid of them. I say 'them' but I'm hoping it's just one gone wild. With my garden. She gave me a talking-to. Told me they live in the earth and it's their home and I don't have a right to just kill them. (Hey Em, I'm paraphrasing here) I just nodded and quietly went ahead with my plan. So far there's been new activity all over the garden-it must be why they say they're so hard to eradicate. Well, this afternoon I was just kind of studying the mulch on my garden...following the raised mole tunnels, when I saw the ground start to pulse. It was the mole, underground, in action. I ran to my garage, got the rubber mallet, and, well, I pulsed it back. The ground became still, and remains so. When Emily called, I told her I thought I killed the mole. She told me she was hanging up. After dinner, she was ready to hear the story. I told her, and she was not happy. I said, but it's so tiny and causes so much damage. Tiny, she said? She stretched out her arms to show me how big she thought a mole was. When I told her they're about the size of a mouse, blind and with a long snout, she said, OH! Yeah, kill it! So, I think I've been forgiven. I just looked up some information about moles on Google. Guess what? It seems when one leaves, another one takes over their territory. Just great!

8 comments:

jAMiE said...

I had no idea that's what a mole looked like...more power to you Cheryl...and thank you for your help re the photobucket thing...i apprecate it very much.

Happy Tuesday!

Summer said...

My father had a battle every year with the moles in our yard. Thinking back, it was like Bill Murray in Caddyshak.

Did you ever read the story Thumbelina?

Rich said...

but those guys are so cute and they are harmless. ;))

Annabel said...

You have such beautiful plants and flowers. I'm impressed by your green thumb! Mine usually brown and I do well to keep the three plants I do have inside alive.

captain corky said...

You might have to call one of those pest controll services. If I lived near you I would come over with my bb gun and take care of business. ;)

Esmerelda said...

My friend Maven has waged war on Bunnies...don't tell Em!

http://mamamaven.blogspot.com/

PS The hair cut is so fabulous, that it keeps getting better. You so rock.

Amanda said...

LOL! If you can't win them join them. :)

abbagirl74 said...

Rodents. Yuck. It's time for McMole to go bye-bye.

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