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Gopher Battle | Pt 1

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We have gophers. No, not as pets but burrowing around in our back yard. Making little (or big) mounds all over the place, eating the roots of plants, and generally being a total nuisance.

Today starts the beginning of the gopher battle. I just ordered some pellets that are supposed to repel our little invaders into parts unknown. Apparently they are made of castor oil, cinnamon and other things that gophers find wholly noxious.

I hope that the pellets work. The gophers had been confined to the back yard where their wanton destruction could be hidden but they have now moved to the front yard where their hills are now displayed for all to see. They have fired the first shots but now we will return fire.

Stay tuned to see how the battle fares.

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