Saturday, June 20, 2009

PETA: I Am Going To Shoot That Deer That Keeps Eating My Fruit Trees!!

How could anyone hate this handsome little creature?

Caught Him Red Handed Eating My Nectarine Tree!!

I am an animal lover.
My house is in a suburban area that still has its share of wild animals left to frolic around. I even have cows about 5 minutes away from where I sit right now.

I have a wide clearing toward the rear of my property that is adjacent to a patch of unclaimed land. This land connects my subdivision to the one next door and then onward to undeveloped land. My property is the transit point for many deer seeking to chomp on some grass.

Each year I get to watch the next generation of deer born and then grow. They start off with little spots, then they get a solid, light brown coat and then they turn an ugly gray in time for the winter.

When they get older, however, they acquire a taste for MY fruit trees and flowers.

I caught this one adult female munching on my nectarine and apple trees. This joker was eating off BRANCHES at a time!!

Then you have squirrels that climb from the large oak tree over to my tall pear trees and go to work all day, eating the small pear fruit that is on the tree now. By the time that they are done - I have little left for my own consumption.

Maybe I need to restock my freezer with venison and squirrel meat?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sometimes You Want To Kick Yourself - Part 1

All week long there has been some funky smell in my house.

I smelled it. My wife smelled it. My kids smelled.
Of course - My wife complained about it and asked me to find out what it was!!

My dog is gone so her usual suspect could not be blamed for the smell.

I thought that it was the trash bag that I had taken out of the kitchen and some liquid dripped upon the floor as I took it out. I had my daughter mop the floor.

No luck at finding the source.

Then as I was in my basement I recalled that last weekend I had taken some ribs and chicken out of the deep freezer and put them into my basement fridge so I could do a barbque during the week.

I went to go check on the condition of this meat that was sitting in the fridge for one week. Indeed the chicken went bad but the ribs were good. I only smelled a slight smell from this pack of chicken and thus it could not be the source of the smell.

On the way out of the utility room I saw something that almost made me cry!!

I LEFT THE FREAKING DEEP FREEZER DOOR CRACKED OPEN!!! The smell that I was smelling was about $150 worth of chicken, beef, turkey burgers and former bags of ice decaying at room temperature.

My wife said that it smelled like a dead animal and wondered if there was a mouse in the house somewhere.

Turns out that it WAS A DEAD ANIMAL!!

I just went to Sam's Club 2 weeks ago and stocked up on my meats.

Now I just want to kick myself.