So, you know how those of you in neighborhoods have that one annoying neighbor who walks his dog and doesn't pick up after it? Well, it seems we have the rural version of it. About 2/3 of the way up our driveway is one gigantic pile of large animal excrement. That is odd enough, but we also have 2 similar piles in the orchard. The orchard is hidden on the back half of our property and fenced in on three sides. The only side not fenced is the side facing the house.
We are completely baffled.
What large animal (or two?!) was it? How in the world did we not see it, especially since, judging by the placement and number of piles, it had to visit more than once?? To whom does this animal belong?? Who is going to clean up after it??
Who actually bends down to catch the poo as the dog poos it? I went to the almighty internet to find an image I could doctor to jokingly create a sign for my neighbors to clean up after their large animals, only to come across a whole bunch of signs like this...
Why is that person kneeling behind the dog with the bag out like he's going to catch whatever the dog dishes out?
We worked hard last summer to get things planted and prettied up in the flower beds around the house, only for the dogs to dig up everything we planted. While the number of plants coming up this spring does not reflect all we planted, I am happy to see some hardy ones survived and are busting through. Only one question. What in the world is this??
Phoenix and I both stood there looking at it, thinking aloud, "We didn't plant any artichokes."
Any ideas, my flora loving friends?
I have recently been having quite a few conversations on my cell phone that go like this:
Caller: *hangs up*
It happened twice on the same day, several hours apart. I called the number back to see who it was, but no one answered and there was no voice mail message. It just kept ringing.
I blocked the number.
The next day, I had the same "conversation" from a number only one off from the one I blocked. (The last 4 digits were 0891 instead of 0893.)
I blocked that one, too.
When I was in Cincinnati with Buttercup, I got yet another call, but this time from an area code from northern Indiana. It happened again from this number yesterday. I looked back through my phone and realized it happened 4 times from this number starting back on March 21.
I've never gotten hangups like this before. Is this normal for any of you?
I'm counting on you, my learned (Pronounce that lur-nid.) readers, for some insights. Any help you can give with any of these mysteries will be greatly appreciated.
And if you have any mysteries at your house, share them. I'll be happy to reciprocate.
Have a lovely day!