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Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Battle!

Nice people are not bunny haters.

Mature people are not squirrel haters.

My name is Kerry and I hate bunnies...and I especially hate squirrels. I am horrible.

Disney movies are responsible for my self loathing.

With all of their singing birds, helpful squirrels, sweet bunnies, and don't even get me started on Cinderella's pals, the mice!

I have never had birds show up and help me fold laundry.

I have never sang with wilderness animals.

I have never sewn clothes for mice.

And, except for once in college, I have never had a relationship with a frog.

Less than 24 hours after our trip to the pumpkin patch, I discovered some nibbles on my beautiful pumpkins!

Those little bastards stinkers had attacked early and boldly.  Right on my own front stoop! 

It was time to go on the attack!

Fresh in my mind from an unfortunate hairspray incident earlier in the day, I knew just what to do.

Let's just say that my pumpkins are shiny and perfectly coiffed! 

You might remember that to win the battle of the bunnies, I had to use "Liquid Fence", also known as "how to stink up your yard and make your neighbors hate you run inside and close their windows."

The image of me hairspraying all of my pumpkins, with a maniacal laugh, must have been an odd sight, but at least hairspray doesn't fire up their gag reflex!

My new BFF!

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  1. You are the bomb mom, Kerry! Love it. Will have to remember your hair spray tip. Keep those neighbors guessing.

    xoxo michele

  2. The hairspray didn't work in our yard ... But vaseline and chili pepper did! A couple of other suggestions here:

  3. Hairspray? Cool, I will give it a try. I am a new fan of your blog from Bloggy Moms.

  4. Hi! New follower from Bloggy Moms October Blog Hop. :-)
    Great tip!!! I hope the little critters stay away!
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  5. Well, who woulda thunk????? Thanks!!! I will try this! XO, Pinky

  6. this is the best tip i've read in a very long time! my pumpkins have been attacked mercilessly the past few years by rabid squirrels and now i know how to keep them away.

    thank you!

  7. So funny! But what a great solution! Came over from Not Just a Housewife.

  8. That is awesome! Now if we could just come up with a way to keep the pumpkins from molding and melting before the 31st!

  9. Hairspray fends off squirrels? LOL! What a neat and easy tip!


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