Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Get Off My Property!!

I am proud of my garden. I take a stroll out there every evening when I get home to water and check on it. So far it has really flourished and is putting on well.

Us country folk are typically a friendly breed. We love to share our bounty. That said, we much prefer to offer something to you before you decide to help yourselves.

I thought we made that perfectly clear.

So imagine how surprised I was to find that some one was doing just that.
I needed another sign.

He is a cutie tho ain't he?

Kinda Alien like.

But he was eating my tomatoes.

So he was put in jail.

If things go well he is spose to turn into a Carolina Sphinx Moth.
You would think he would be cuter.
How disappointing.

But he will never eat on my Tomatoes again.


Val said...

Yes, very disappointing. :-(

joanne said...

one less to worry about but..yech!

Jolene said...

No trespassing, we get it. Hahaha... ;D

Now that’s a nifty jail.

I know I'm not supposed to say it (because girl’s are supposed to be scared of all bugs and insects, (not this girl though)), but that caterpillar really looks adorable because of its pretty green color. The moth not so much. He’s butt ugly.

Hear, hear for saving your tomatoes.

P.s. Your little girl looks pretty proud too :)

Simply Suthern said...

Jolene, The little one loves catching bugs and snakes so she always has a bug cage handy.

You should see that thing eat. It is a leaf eating machine. It cleaned one of the branches off by the time the wife found it. It tends to poop like a dang Canadian goose too.

ipenka said...

I suppose a shotgun would be overkill in this situation...

That garden really does seem to be flourishing!

Simply Suthern said...

You never totally rule out the shotgun as a tool, however in this case we we able to take him with a pocket knife. There were some tense moments at first tho.

Now he just sits in his cage and clanks the little tin cup across the bars and sings old dirges.

Scratch the hostile fay said...

"It tends to poop like a dang Canadian goose too"

You made me spit out my Mountain Dew, thanxalot.

We tried keeping a hornworm last year. It worked for a week or two. But then I accidentally brought in some hornworm-eating grubs (they were hiding on the leaves I brought in for the worm)and so the next morning the poor thing was covered with little squiggly things. (eew)

Usually I leave them alone; the wasps get to it before it does much damage here. I admit, the worm looks better than the moth.

Oh, and I need that Dr. Who sign.... EXTERMINATE!! lol


Anonymous said...

Maybe he couldn't read the sign! hehe!

bunny said...

I can't get over how grown little A is...so cute. Reminds me of Raquel, always with the animals and insects and dirt. I think you need a horse...lol

what exactly are you all (see what i did there?) growin'?


Jolene said...

That's my kind of girl :)
My sweetpea is still in here "lets put everything in my mouth phase." so... yeah, let's not even go there.

That's shitty.

Diane said...

You had me going for a minute there. I thought you broke red on somebody with the shotgun!

And that is one cute caterpillar but whatever happened to turning into a beautiful butterfly? That moth is hideous. Bless its heart. ;)

Lynn said...

Those trespassing signs are funny!

Simply Suthern said...

Lynn, Is amazing the creativity of folks who dont want you on their land. Thanks for dropping by.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

nice jail for ugly 'piller! Let's us know if he moth'ed out!