Friday, October 06, 2006

bad neighbour!

To my horror, I glanced out a window to see this (hopefully not!) new neighbour coming out from under the back deck. When I slid open the patio door to snap a picture, the tail went up and the skunk ran towards the vegetable garden, then circled around the beauty bush and eek!! came back towards the deck.

Sorry about the dark picture, but I hope that's the closest I ever get to my new unwanted neighbour! What now??


Anonymous Andreas said...

Hi Kati,

Thanks for your comments in my blog. Sorry that it's only in Swedish.

Yes! The tomato on the picture is a Tigerella. Personally I was very disappointed in the taste. I can't really say that it tastes anything at all. I had 5 other tomatoes as well and the ones that really blew me away in taste was Sungold F1. I also had Gardener's Delight, which was delicious but yet it wasn't close to Sungold. Ildi gave plenty of small tomatoes which tasted good. Sweet and nice. Perfect to eat instead of candy.

I saw that you made a variation on Taboulleh. God, I love that and used to eat it all the time when I lived in the US. Here I can't fins any good recipies but if you care to share your variation recipe with me I would be eternally greatful!

Andreas (Buddha)

7:16 p.m.  
Blogger Ron Wilkes said...

gardens are cool. you are cool

7:26 p.m.  
Blogger Sigrun said...

Kati, how bad. I do not like skunks like you. My neighbour is a cute little cat, she comes to me on my armes.


1:11 a.m.  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

I can just see its white stripe! I dont imagine you'd want it near the house. they're only in zoos here so I guess you must be lucky to have real wild animals!?

4:45 a.m.  
Blogger snappy said...

That is a wanderful pic.Its understandable you did not want to get any closer, especially to its smelly back end.I wish the UK had more wildlife to photograph...

4:17 p.m.  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Looks like a little one.They seem to find homes for nesting under porches etc. so we in our neighborhood
collectivly try to close up any potential attractions.Last summer we had several "families" around and it was "stinky." With our urban sprawl it seems the animals are losing their natural homes.

5:00 a.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

Oh, skunks are quite fearless about living in the city, and I had friends who had problems! Misty and I had an encounter with one a couple of years ago that also moved under my front porch in the other farmhouse I used to live in not far from here. I thought we had cleaned up pretty well -- but when my son came in later that night, he immediately commented on it, ha ha ha! I could smell it on my hair etc. for days afterwards and felt rather selfconscious at my paying job, that it would bother clients. They all claimed they couldn't smell anything. Aren't people sweet?

4:44 p.m.  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

At least the experts are now advising you to use a hydrogen peroxide/baby shampoo/baking soda remedy for skunk spray - I remember when you got a bath in tomato juice.

Was he digging for grubs in the lawn?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

6:36 p.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

I don't know what the skunk was up to. I saw him come out from under the deck, I grabbed the camera and opened the patio door, he ran towards the veggie garden then circled back...There may be a few apples on the lawn I hadn't managed to pick up.

1:34 p.m.  

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