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Old 08-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #3341
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Thanks ladies. Addie, yes, I'm sure she will. She already told me, but I don't remember the details. She seems to be out of town at the moment. She's probably visiting her daughter in Ottawa.

We put some big, heavy pieces of patio stone on the edges of the main patio stone. This is temporary. I just couldn't psyche myself up to shovel the dirt back into the hole today.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:05 PM   #3342
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It's been about a month since my neighbour sprayed her anti-critter, garlic concoction in my yard and on Shreddy's grave. It worked. No more signs of skunk digging.

Well, today, it had stopped working. I guess all that rain we had washed it away. I found a biggish hole at the edge of the patio stone that covers Shreddy's grave. There were bits of Shreddy fur. I'm not a happy camper.
That skunk is a real stinker taxy. I googled a garlic skunk repellent and a couple of links looked like possibilities. Do either of these look familiar?

Do It Yourself Skunk Repellent | eHow

‘Natural’ Ways To Rid Your Property of ‘Problem’ Wildlife « Windstar Wildlife Institute

Good luck. Hope you have success before your neighbor gets back home for your and Shreddy's sake.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:29 PM   #3343
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Why do people drive large vehicles with trailers so darned fast?

On our way back from the mountains a truck passed us (big dual tire tandem axle) hauling a trailer with a huge a/c unit, the type you would see on the side of an office building. I was going 75, he had to be going over 80. Not long after he passed us, we hear a loud BANG, see lots of black smoke and he starts swirving all over the road, steel belted rubber coming down like rain. How he managed not to hit the person in the other lane is beyond me, that SUV did some pretty fancy maneuvering as did the rest of us.

Either he was driving faster than those tires were rated or they were in poor condition. Either way he came really close to hurting a lot of people or even killing someone. That is a huge load to be driving that fast.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:37 PM   #3344
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That skunk is a real stinker taxy. I googled a garlic skunk repellent and a couple of links looked like possibilities. Do either of these look familiar?

Do It Yourself Skunk Repellent | eHow

‘Natural’ Ways To Rid Your Property of ‘Problem’ Wildlife « Windstar Wildlife Institute

Good luck. Hope you have success before your neighbor gets back home for your and Shreddy's sake.
Nope, I think it's just garlic whizzed in a Magic Bullet with water and then strained before putting in a spray bottle. I know she sometimes adds cayenne.

I think the heavy patio stone pieces will work for now.
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Scary stuff BC. I'm glad you didn't get involved in a collision.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:09 PM   #3346
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taxy, the best way to make those heavy stones "work" would be to suspend them over Shreddy's grave with a pulley system and let it lose when the skunk comes by. Be sure to be wearing clothespins on your noses.



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Why do people drive large vehicles with trailers so darned fast?...
Because they're stupid? You can't fix stupid.

Glad you and all the other drivers made it through that adventure safely.
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Nope, I think it's just garlic whizzed in a Magic Bullet with water and then strained before putting in a spray bottle. I know she sometimes adds cayenne.

I think the heavy patio stone pieces will work for now.
I wonder if you could keep the skunks away by planting garlic in that corner of the garden. This is about the time of year for fall planting, 6-8 weeks prior to a frost. Just break up a bulb or two into individual cloves, cover them in a couple of inches of soil and a light mulch of leaves or straw.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:42 AM   #3348
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Probably not a petty vent...this is affecting my bottom line. My email address has been the same for eons. A friend owns the domain. She cancelled my email addys on the 18th because my voice mail didn't pick up. I called her yesterday and asked her to re-activate the addys. Hasn't happened. I am so ticked. I sent her a cheque to cover the cost of hosting the site because she has MS and lives off of her disability cheque. She accepted the cheque, but didn't renew the domain because she had to have some repairs done to her house. I offered to buy the domain...she wants to keep it. Irony is that she has been off line for about 8 months because her computer died and she can't afford to replace it. Meanwhile, I've lost all my email addys and can't remember my gmail password. Trying to reset that, but my clients don't have my gmail addy and I don't know if I can remember their addys. GRRRRRRRR....
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I wonder if you could keep the skunks away by planting garlic in that corner of the garden. This is about the time of year for fall planting, 6-8 weeks prior to a frost. Just break up a bulb or two into individual cloves, cover them in a couple of inches of soil and a light mulch of leaves or straw.
Rags soaked with household ammonia work to keep skunks (and other animals) away.
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Oh dear CWS! Do you have any other backup email? You could get a Yahoo email addy, so you have something. Have you used the password recovery options?
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