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16 July 2007 @ 07:58 pm
Slugs. Why did it have to be slugs?

There are few things I find as all-encompassingly icky as slugs. Those big hairy fast scurrying centipedes rank just above, but other than that? VERY few things. I went out to water the yarrow and clip the dead blooms, and lo! there were slugs all over the plant!!!. And by all over, I mean there were three. Still, I made an appallingly girly sound and then VERY BRAVELY flicked them off of the yarrow with a twig. They didn't go far - just fell over onto the ground. Thing is, I'm not too keen on killing them, I just want them away from my yarrow and most definitely away from me.


In happier (but sort of boring 'details of my everyday life which you may want to - and feel free to - skip') news, I went to kickboxing on Sunday after having missed an entire frackin' week. It was brutally difficult, but I am determined to get back on track. Diet wise, too, since I ate rather poorly most of that week and then very badly on Saturday. adrienne429 and aranturas came over for a cookout; Don's mom was there, too, to break in our new patio furniture that she very generously helped finance. I made lemon-garlic shrimp, garlic-barbecue chicken skewers, grilled squash (the yellow squash came from my garden. woooo!) and whole wheat pasta salad. Oh, and of course, since my oven remains stubbornly unhealed, I had to make a dessert that did not require baking. Enter the chocolate ricotta icebox cake. *trumpet fanfare* I can say this since it wasn't my own recipe: that cake was absurdly yummy.

After, we all (save for Mom) went to see OoTP. I sort of really, really loved it, much to my surprise. More on that in a later post. Maybe. Oh, but the real point of mentioning the movie excursion was to say I ate my body weight in buttered popcorn. I am made of... not win, to be sure... What's that other word?*

Start taunting me now, folks, lest I try to skip out of kickboxing tomorrow. I don't get in shape now, I'll never play Jade in the Kyle Rayner GL movie! what? it could happen.

I feel: stressedstressed
Kel: Babs aloneladyjoust on July 17th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Bunnicula reference: FTW. :D

Thank you thank you thank you thank you. I will make tuna salad JUST to have the cans to use. I'll also look into getting garlic oil.

Again, I hate the thought of killing them, but I am so supremely squicked, and I don't want them killing my yarrow and - potentially - other plants.

Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on July 17th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
If you make the traps it makes sense to put them outside the garden to stop them there. Do a manual de-slugging (ew) in the garden itself. They seem to be most active in the am (probably due to the moisture).

I'd avoid putting salt out, as it's bad for most plants.

More ideas herw, sounds like the border is a good place for coffee grinds and eggshells...

Adrienne C.adrienne429 on July 18th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
I remember my mom using the beer trap and it really works.