2008-07-17

The Slugs are Marching One by One

Every evening 'round about dusk we spend a delightful half an hour collecting "Killer" slugs from on and about the potato plants. Unwilling to sink to their level, we carry them down the hill and release them to rejoin the multitudes slithering upwards, wave upon slimy wave, to feast on the forbidden fruit of our labours.

33 Comments:

Blogger tsduff said...

I pay my grandson Hunter a dime a piece for all the snails he can collect in and around my garden. It is worth even more to me... but he doesn't seem to want a raise. Slugs? I let Miss Chickie (my killer chicken) take care of them.

Happy Birthday to your Dad on this Happy big 80! Congratulations :)

9:17 AM, July 18, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Terry,
These sweeties are up to three inches long and have skin about as tough as an unblown balloon. Practically nothing eats them except as babies. They're threatening the whole of Northern Europe's agriculture since they wandered up here from Spain where they're indiginous.

11:23 AM, July 19, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

ps:
I remember the small squishy slugs of my childhood with fondness.

11:24 AM, July 19, 2008  
Blogger Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Hello!

Attack the slugs with foul language. It always works. They are quite sensitive.

3:53 AM, July 21, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Toast,
I see your travels have made a wise man of you. I will berate them this very evening.

3:05 PM, July 21, 2008  
Blogger benjibopper said...

3 inches? wusses, those slugs are. the slugs here would eat them for breakfast.

i hear eggshells get rid of them. but your method sounds a lot nicer.

10:26 PM, August 13, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Benji,
These babies are three inches flacid, five or six in action. And anyway, it ain't the meat...

Of course, I could put one in a damp, padded envelope and send it to you for the furtherment of science.

11:10 PM, August 13, 2008  
Blogger tsduff said...

Try a saucer of beer - they get drunk and can't find their way back home. :)

7:05 PM, August 22, 2008  
Blogger benjibopper said...

please do. our slugs look hungry and I'm worried about my cats.

3:23 PM, August 25, 2008  
Blogger tsduff said...

How's the apple squeezing coming along?

7:56 AM, October 25, 2008  
Blogger tsduff said...

Okay, so how is the hard cider coming along?

7:09 AM, November 12, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Are you insninu-insinutat-insinuating someting?

9:49 AM, November 21, 2008  
Blogger tsduff said...

I had Jeanne's piccadilly on the table during the holidays... eat it up, yum! I must tell you just how thrilled we (yes, my Bear adores packages as much or more than I) were to receive your Christmas package. The blueberry soup is put up for a special day, but the kitty salt licorice is nearly gone already. We both can't stay out of it. I adore the calendar - it is perfect. Happy New Year from our house to yours - and thsnk you for the Christmas Cheer. Bless.

6:32 AM, January 01, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

My pleasure, and Happy New Year to you two, too.
I'm glad it arrived within the holiday season. I was despicably late sending it.

6:41 PM, January 01, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

Happy Valentines Day! All of my Christmas kitty licorice alas is gone. I fear my Bear loved it too much. Even my secret stash is vanished.

2:50 PM, February 14, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

I just wanted you to know how much we are enjoying our calendar, now changed to April. It is really neat. xo

3:33 AM, April 04, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

Hey girl - WAKE UP.... it's SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:07 AM, April 18, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Snore, what?

1:40 PM, April 21, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

WHAT??!?

1:44 PM, April 21, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

HIBERNATION IS SO PASSE...

snap out of it!

4:30 AM, April 23, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

Okay girlfriend - I know I'm bad, but you are worse... time to post please ;)

3:25 AM, July 06, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

I'm waiting for the 1 year aniversary.

2:18 PM, July 07, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Ten days and counting!

2:19 PM, July 07, 2009  
Blogger benjibopper said...

Really? Is it but a week until a new post?!

6:28 PM, August 10, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Spooky. I dreamed VIVIDLY about an orange and black cat last night. I'd forgotten I'd left the poem until I just saw your comment now.
Hmmm. Hi.

I should write something. I hope I do.

12:44 PM, August 17, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

I'm so fucking jealous too.

Why did I have to come home?

:)

8:32 PM, August 23, 2009  
Blogger tsduff said...

First off, I apologize for the profanity (but not the sentiment) left on my last entry... (too many glasses of wine I think)

Second - what type of new bird at your feeder? I'm excited for you :)

Thirdly - Woo hoo on scoring the chocolate... I never pay any attention to the expired dates - it is a wonder I'm still alive.

10:14 PM, November 02, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Terry,
You were echoing MY profanity on your blog, as it happens. I was so EXCEEDINGLY jealous of your puffins, I lost control.

Actually, profanity and I walk hand in hand on a daily basis, just not so often on the written page.

5:42 PM, November 06, 2009  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Expiration dates are put there to make life exciting.

5:44 PM, November 06, 2009  
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1:05 PM, February 03, 2010  
Blogger tsduff said...

Looks at spam above... funny the only readable word (for me) is sex. I don't know why I find that funny.

I have slowed down on my addiction to FB - and though my creativity is all but dried up, blogging is beginning to look a bit more like an old friend again.

Oh, and by the way - you certainly ARE anywhere.

9:10 PM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger tsduff said...

ps: excellent Haiku :)

9:23 PM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger Jeanne said...

I'm getting used to the disjointed conversations we have. But I miss the good old days, with answers in duffspace, and I am just inches away from reawakening in blogform myself.

6:53 PM, March 08, 2010  

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