"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name. The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. The named is the mother of ten thousand things. Ever desire less, one can see the mystery. Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations.... Continue Reading →
We knew he’d been living in the front yard for a while.
What we didn’t know was that he was munching on the tomatoes, leaving them on the vine.
Then, he got sloppy.
He left seed drippings around the outside of the pots.
Busted. In broad daylight.
Like most of us who grew up with Alvin and those adorable cartoon chipmunks, I was always delighted to see them. Until now.
He was eating them green. By the time we caught him, 10-12 tomatoes were ruined.
We had just come to terms with the rabbits and squirrels in our yard.
But this one was bold. We caught him mid-meal.
We tried blocking the entrance to his abode. He just dug out another hole.
Maybe we could devise a trap, and relocate him to the woods ?
And then, a simple suggestion.
“Maybe they are just hungry…try feeding them something, like…
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