Yard Fairies
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 15 years ago
I don't know if anyone else has noticed but the fairies that are supposed to come in and do all your yard work at night are slacking off. I have weeds ALL over the place and shrubs and trees that need pruning and don't get me started about how no one has tilled up our huge garden spot even though we bought tomatoes and peppers yesterday.

My husband is having to mow the lawn (like tooling around on his big red riding lawn mower is such an effort!) and I'm out WEEDING. And tossing composted you-know-what on my flower beds.

I am very disappointed.

At this rate, I'm going to have to move those stupid spirea and pontentilla myself.

Amorette
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+819) 15 years ago
Amorette, have you left out a bowl of milk on the back doorstop? My Gran used to say that doing so would draw the brownies (not the little girl scout type) and they would assist in keeping the house clean. I don't know what you would use to draw yard fairies...but if I want my husband to do yardwork, I use cold beer. Perhaps that would work on the fairies
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Posted by Chuck Littleton (+149) 15 years ago
Indeed Dona,
Cold Beer is what I use too, however, I usually end up feeding on my own bait.
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Posted by Eric Brandt (+844) 15 years ago
Amorette,
Now that you have lots of experience - my yard is full of weeds.

I'll see the milk, and raise cookies!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 15 years ago
Not to worry! Your weed problem is nothing a little tordon and some diesel fuel won't take care of. Nothing like better living through chemistry.
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