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Old 07-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #3201
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A weed is a plant placed by God in a place that inconveniences man.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #3202
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Skunk update: the urine seems to work. Of course, the skunk may just have been wandering elsewhere last night. I'll put out more urine after it rains. Fingers crossed.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:06 AM   #3203
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Good luck with that taxy. I hate skunky smells. We had one (or more?) that thought our first house was THEIR house. Every night the skunk(s) would walk all around the house, busy marking the foundation with their scent. No A/C in that house either, so it was wide-open windows every summer night!
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:11 AM   #3204
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No skunky smells so far. I'm just worried about it trying to dig under the patio stone on Shreddy's grave. I do not want to bits of Shreddy in my yard.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:32 AM   #3205
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Maybe a few patio stone pavers and a large pot with a plant in it on top of the "patio" might work as a deterrent. If all else fails, replace the plant with a chair, with you sitting in it and a shotgun on your lap.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:53 AM   #3206
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Maybe a few patio stone pavers and a large pot with a plant in it on top of the "patio" might work as a deterrent. If all else fails, replace the plant with a chair, with you sitting in it and a shotgun on your lap.
There is a large, heavy patio stone, but the skunk tries to dig under it. It has gotten a few inches under it. Skunks are quite good diggers.

They only come out at night, so I would have to sit there a long time and I think I would get a lot of stinky bits if I used a shotgun on a skunk.


Not to mention, I don't own a shotgun, I don't have a gun handler's permit, I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to discharge a firearm in this city.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:00 AM   #3207
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Waking up too early...arrrgh. I'll be drooping by 2 pm.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:25 PM   #3208
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Waking up too early...arrrgh. I'll be drooping by 2 pm.
I hate when that happens. That is what screws up my sleeping pattern. Really messes up my whole day.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:08 PM   #3209
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I find that Vitamin B complex is a boon for when you need more energy (e.g. through lack of sleep). It is an established nerve tonic and stops you feeling irritable. You do need to keep replenishing through the day though if very low on energy. They take about 90 mins to "kick in" and last almost 3 hours.

(If you have a yeast condition, e.g. candida, dandruff, athlete's foot) then you can buy them yeast free.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:18 PM   #3210
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Same problem here with critters. I've got skunks and raccoons digging all over the back yard, nightly. Gophers too. I'm ready to fill a super soaker with ammonia and spray them.
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