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Raccoons for Sale

Conversation over morning coffee ...

Hubby (a.k.a. Peanut Gallery): GREAT … the compost needs to be buried and my back’s not in any shape to do it.

Moi: Put it outside for the raccoons.

Peanut Gallery: I haven’t seen any raccoons around in a while.

Moi (logically): Then we need to buy raccoons. I’ll put ‘em on the shopping list. How many do you want?

Peanut Gallery: I’m not BUYING raccoons when they are EVERYWHERE for free.

Moi: You just said they’re NOT HERE. Hold on - I’ll call Lowe’s…

Country livin’.

You just gotta love it…

Raccoons    

  "Where's the garbage??"

PS – The Peanut Gallery maintains “the whole idea of BURYING garbage is to keep the raccoons from getting at it.” 

Well, excuse me for not grasping the whole raccoon concept…

I’m a city girl – I’m still learning.

The concept of raccoons as outdoor organic garbage disposal systems seemed perfectly logical to me…                                                                           

nebraska dave
6/5/2012 3:23:31 PM

Diane, if raccoons would just stick to the organic garbage, your theory would be a great one. The whole idea behind burying the garbage is to not attract the little buggers. Raccoons rate right up their with squirrels for being the rascals of the neighborhood. They will get into everything and they are not concerned about neatness. Raccoons might look cute but they can destroy a garden in one night. They have no sense of sharing or really any thing other than total destruction. I know it comes from their curious nature but if you ever encounter the aftermath of a raccoon, you would think twice about inviting them to root in your garbage compost. As you can see, I'm not a real fan of raccoons. I don't mind them being around as long as they don't get greedy with my garden. It's difficult to keep them out of a fence as well because they can climb up a fence. Hopefully, there are not too many in area of my new Terra Nova Gardens. Living in harmony with wild life can definitely be difficult. Have a great raccoon day.