My freshly planted vegetable garden is in desperate dire danger. Last week I tilled, mulched, and planted tender seedlings in my yard. I put my heart, soul, and back into my desire to grow tomatoes, beans, and snow peas for delicious and organic meals. My dream of yummy foody goodness may have come to a sudden sad end. It seems the naughty neighborhood deer have discovered my bounty.
The deer are skinny. The deer are hungry. The deer are ravenously ripping into my lovely little humble garden. To counter Bambi’s abounding attacks I’m attempting to launch a few demure defense tactics. Besides sitting in my yard and guarding with a water gun, I’ve been thinking of using automatic water sprayers, motion lights, and smelly sprays. I’ll let you know how it goes.
The above photograph was taken from my bedroom window. The photo is a little hazy since the window is in the way. After snapping this snapshot, I quickly ran outdoors to scare away the small herd of whitetail deer feeding on my lawn. I think moving from the big city to the quiet country has finally got to me. I never thought in a million years I would become that crazy woman running outdoors scaring away wildlife to protect tender tomatoes. Ladies and gentleman, I have become that crazy woman. Please, forgive.
I’m always delighted to share some awesome and articulate articles from the week. Here are some of my favs:
- Emily from Remodeling This Life is Not Deprived by living a frugal life. Emily has everything she wants and needs and writes honestly in this poignant piece featured in MSN Smart Spending. Congrats Emily!
- I’ve Paid Twice For This Already writes a fun folly on 10 Easy Ways To Stay in Debt. Be smart and just do the opposite.
- Mike at Quest For Four Pillars goes frugal by buying a used Double Jogging Stroller through ads on Craig’s List and Kijiji. I’m a huge fan of buying used gear, especially when the gear is needed for a short time.
- Canadian Capitalist invites a guest poster in How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? I’ve written previously on the subject in How to buy life insurance without getting screwed! Life insurance is a very important piece to the financial planning puzzle. Many would be wise to review their insurance needs.
I participated in only one carnival this week, but boy was it a good one!
- Steve at brip blap hosted the inaugural Carnival of Careers #1 where he selected my article on How to Choose a New Career as an Editor’s Pick! Huge honor! Thanks Steve!
Now I must go blast some deer with my super soaker water gun. I feel so silly. Forgive.
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