***SPAM*** Re: Be careful on garden cleanup!

Pamela Harlow pamela@polson.com
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:09:13 PDT
I used to store a bale of peat moss outside on a pallet under a tarp.  One
year I reached in to pull out a few handfuls of peat and found dried
leaves.  Puzzed, I removed these and then scooped peat into a bucket.
Perhaps I should not have been surprised to find three bright-eyed but
panicky shrews staring up at me.  I released them in a sheltered place;
they were probaby mature enough to do OK.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 8:57 AM Tim Eck <timeck17582@gmail.com> wrote:

> I had heard that impatiens and aloe worked great on nettles, hymenoptera
> stings, etc.  When I tried both, the poultice seemed to help when you
> rubbed it in.  But always the skeptic, I also tried rubbing the injury with
> no poultice of any kind and that worked just as well.
> My gardening experience involved picking up some debris when I received a
> disabilitatingly severe sting - like being hit with a baseball bat while
> being stung.  I never found out the culprit though I had suggestions from
> cicada killer to Japanese hornet.  A few years later my wife was picking up
> some stuff when I heard a squeak and turned to see her standing rigid,
> holding her hand, eyes bulging, mouth open and realized she had gotten
> tagged by the same thing.  Both of us were too distracted to notice what
> actually got us so we'll never know.
>
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:49 PM Randall P. Linke <randysgarden@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > My memorable experience with nettles was when I was 12 years old,
> visiting
> > friends of my parents in Scotland.  I was playing street tennis with a
> > daughter of their friends when I missed the ball.  I went to fetch it and
> > plunged my hand into a patch of nettles.  I have no idea what it was, but
> > the girl I was playing with ran over, grabbed a bunch of leaves from some
> > plant and rubbed it on my hand and the irritation was almost immediately
> > abated.  I've always wondered what this obviously common folk remedy was.
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 3:30 PM Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > When I lived in the Cascade foothills, my place had every kind of
> > > wildlife from elk to newts (even the mountain beaver). The most
> exciting
> > > (?) episode in the garden itself happened while I was showing a
> visiting
> > > couple the rock garden, accompanied by one of my female Malamutes.
> > > Suddenly the dog pounced on a big rock, shoved it aside, and dug
> > > quickly. She had found a nest of baby rabbits. She ate them right in
> > > front of my visitors. Fortunately they were outdoors people -- the man
> > > was an ichthyologist -- and were not horrified by nature red in tooth
> > > and claw.
> > >
> > > Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
> > >
> > >
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