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It’s fitting that the subject of my inaugural blog in my newly designed, gorgeous home is my number one garden foe. Yes, that damn ‘dillo is back. He’s been tearing up our garden; I mean his garden for three weeks. Five days ago we found an unsightly large hole under the deck beside our butterfly bush. The armadillo must think life is good at the Jacobs and we’re so ridiculously inept at catching him, why not live here permanently? We’re his one stop, worm and grub shopping destination.
I didn’t say anything until now about the Evil Destroyer, aka the ugliest mammal in the world, because it was too hot to complain. It was also too hot to go outside and repair his daily destruction. My strategy for dealing with him during the heat wave was to not look too closely at my garden. The strategy worked quite well but it is the reason I’m currently crying non-stop.
Now that it’s cooler, I’m seething inside, while I’m outside filling in dozens of holes he digs each night and replacing soil and mulch around exposed roots. When I’m not crying or doing penance in the garden for ignoring it for a month, I’m day dreaming about being a sharp shooter with high tech night vision goggles.
Causes Jules Jacob Supports
CASA of Southwest Missouri, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, University of Missouri Master Gardeners, Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates Association...