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  •  I won't go so far as to say.... (2+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac, WheninRome

      ..I hate them, but I'm a long, long way from liking those garden-stomping, spinach-munching flea bags.

       There are deer hunters who stay at a cabin next door, I tell them, "Just shoot them all, and line them up. At the end of the weekend, take what you want, and let the rest rot......"

    Compost for a greener piles?

    by Hoghead99 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 06:48:29 PM PDT

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    •  Not "flea bags," (1+ / 0-)
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      bu "tick bags."

      I think deer are gorgeous. They've also totally infested my property with deer ticks. They come in from the back 20 of our woodlot and leave their little visitors to crawl onto my shoes and up my pants or drop off nearby saplings whenever I step off the porch onto my yard to empty the compost, cut herbs or tend the chickens. I don't dare leave the safety of my home without long pants tucked into socks, muck boots, longsleeved tee and hat, all sprayed with repellent.

      And I STILL get ticks on me. Four tick bites this year, sofar, one of which sent me to the ER for antibiotics.

      A local hunter bagged an eight-point buck last year. The ticks were so thick on that poor animal that you couldn't see the backs of its ears.

      Not only is nature cruel, but sometimes she's downright disgusting.

      "The truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off." - Gloria Steinem

      by Sharoney on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 06:59:35 PM PDT

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