Tuesday, October 30, 2007
squirrels , dryer sheets, and seed pods
The dryer sheets kept the squirrels out of my flower pots for about a week, then the holes reappeared. Took another dryer sheet, tore it into sections like before, and put them in the pots, and the little devils are leaving them alone again. Not a perfect solution, but better than before.The seed pod for the Texas Star hibiscus appeals to me in both shape and color.The Raft Bayou cabin is coming along at a remarkable pace. Some of the workers are even working weekends. It may even be ready for Thanksgiving! We spend a good portion of every weekend down there, and since the weather has finally cooled down, it is even more pleasant. All of the children and grandchildren are excited and looking forward to its completion; it will provide a "home place" for all of us...from baby Bryce who won't arrive until December through the the cousins, nieces, nephews, and the three siblings and our spouses. The big cabin will have two bedrooms, but there will be plenty of places for people to sleep, and eventually, we will have 3 small "bedroom cabins" to provide us older folk with a little more privacy. Mother and Dad would have loved it.